February 2013

Sustainable Housing and Universal Design

February 25, 2013
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A recent Washington Post article describes a new passive design home. I’ve know the term passive design since my college days. It was one of the ‘low energy lifestyle’ ideas that lead me to the construction industry. Now this is called green building..and there is a Passive House Institute. The article explains that increased costs… Continue Reading Sustainable Housing and Universal Design

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What’s NEXT? – Boomer Business Summit AGAIN!!

February 22, 2013
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The 2013 What’s Next Boomer Business Summit will take place on March 12 in Chicago. Mary Furlong has lined up speakers and topics covering the gamut. Do you want to bathe in boomer business speak? Do you have questions for experts? Do you want to hear ideas from leading thinkers and rub elbows…. up close and… Continue Reading What’s NEXT? – Boomer Business Summit AGAIN!!

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What will it Take to Reduce Readmissions?

February 15, 2013
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The game is ON! Everyone is talking re-admissions. A slew of articles has just emerged describing the problem and hinting at solutions. The solution is outside the hospital’s experience and purview but needs to be holistic and comprehensive. The elements are as simple as a handrail and a ride and as complex as fine tuning… Continue Reading What will it Take to Reduce Readmissions?

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Senior Housing Operators – Community Services Competitors

February 13, 2013
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As senior housing operators expand into community services they compete against a plethora of unorganized service providers in each sector. Each competitor has their own capability range and business approach. There are no standards. Each client uses a different combination of products, services, providers. Since client needs are always changing the mix of providers is… Continue Reading Senior Housing Operators – Community Services Competitors

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Senior Housing Operators Move into Community Services 2

February 7, 2013
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Who is the Client? More specifically, does knowing your senior housing facility client help you move into community services? Most senior operators know they will never get a serious look from much more than 5%, the accepted industry statistic for market penetration. The remaining 95% is mighty tempting. Their age related health issues and needs… Continue Reading Senior Housing Operators Move into Community Services 2

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Strategies for Senior Housing Operators Moving into Community Services

February 4, 2013
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It is now common thinking that services in individual homes is a growth area for senior housing and care. Many senior housing operators are looking for the right strategy to expand their in home service offerings. There are many strategies. No one strategy is best. The benefits of different approaches depend  on the operators’ particular… Continue Reading Strategies for Senior Housing Operators Moving into Community Services

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Your Life, Your Way – the AiP2.0 Genome

February 1, 2013
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All this is new. No one getting old right now has ever done it before. Not in our home, our family, our body, our life. Weather may be an analogy. We know how predictable that is. If you think buying a home or car is tough, think about the decisions you need to make as… Continue Reading Your Life, Your Way – the AiP2.0 Genome

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