09 September 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Understanding the Difference between a Brookdale Assisted Living and a Brookdale Skilled Nursing Community

In honor of National Assisted Living Week (September 9-15), Kim Elliott, senior vice president of Clinical Services at Brookdale, explains the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing options at Brookdale. 


07 September 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

My Time Behind "Every Three Seconds"

Earlier this year, Juliet Holt Klinger was asked if Brookdale wanted to be a part of an international dementia care news-style program. As the largest memory care provider in the United States, Brookdale was excited to participate. Read more about Juliet's experience working on Every Three Seconds.


17 August 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

Life Stories Connect Care Partners with the Person Behind the Diagnosis

Understanding the importance of life stories in the care of people living with dementia can help create the best care plan for both the person and care partners. Juliet Holt Klinger shares her experience at the Pioneering a New Culture in Aging Conference, where she presented with Jay Newton-Small, CEO and founder of MemoryWell. 


30 July 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

International Dementia Care Community Convenes in Chicago

Juliet Holt Klinger reflects on the major developments and biggest takeaways from the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference in Chicago.


06 July 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

What is the Difference Between Hospice and Palliative Care?

Last week the bipartisan Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA) passed out of subcommittee, which is an encouraging step for end of life care. However, both hospice and palliative care are often misunderstood. Kim Estes Elliott, Brookdale's senior vice president of clinical services, breaks down the difference between the two.


18 June 2018
by Juliet Holt Klinger, MA, Expert on Dementia Care

General Hospital Tackles Alzheimer’s Disease, And Gets it Right

ABC's popular soap opera, General Hospital, is tackling Alzheimer’s disease in a new storyline. Juliet Holt Klinger, Brookdale's senior director of dementia care, is not only a fan of the show but of its accurate portrayal of how dementia affects the entire family. Take a trip to Port Charles with Juliet to learn what the show is getting right and how fans are reacting. 


14 June 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

How to Create a Safe and Inclusive Senior Living Environment for LGBT Seniors

According to Stories from the Field, a report on a national survey of LGBT older adults, only 22 percent of respondents feel they can be open about their sexual identities with healthcare staff. This is an issue the senior living industry needs to address. For LGBT Pride Month, Carol Cummings takes a look at what the industry can do to make senior living safe and inclusive. 


21 May 2018
by Carol Cummings, RN, BSN, Expert on Aging Well

Advice to Nurses: The Secret to Putting Your Well-being First

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Carol Cummings explains why nurses need to take care of themselves first, before caring for anyone else. 


14 May 2018
by Kim Elliott, RN, Expert on Healthy Aging

Not All Nurses Wear Scrubs: Why More Nurses Should Consider Senior Living

Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12, but Brookdale is celebrating a Culture of Wellness in a Clinical World all month. Kim Estes Elliott shares her passion for senior living nursing and why more nurses should consider the same career path.


08 May 2018
by Cindy Baier, President and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living

How Senior Living Helped Me Become My Mother’s Daughter Again

Caregiving for aging parents is tough, and making decisions for long-term care can be even more challenging. Research shows that upwards of 75 percent of all caregivers are female and 65 percent of all care recipients are women - which means many women are caring for their aging mothers. Cindy Baier, president and CEO of Brookdale Senior Living, shares her personal caregiving experience. Learn how senior living helped her become her mother's daughter again.