Tag: congregate housing

Ten Ways To Increase The Pulling Power Of Your Senior Living Ads.

By Kevin M. Williams, Guest Blogger

“A reader or listener has at each moment but a limited amount of mental power available… The more time and attention it takes to receive and understand each sentence, the less time and attention can be given to the contained idea; and the less vividly will that idea be conceived.” – Herbert Spencer in The Philosophy of Style

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How much damage will the government and the media do to senior housing in 2013?

Senior housing is not an island unto itself. . .  Skilled nursing is heavily dependent on the Federal Medicaid and Medicare programs.  Much of the senior independent living inventory is targeted at low income seniors and dependent on various government funding sources for both development capital and on-going economic viability.  Assisted living, at first glance, seems rather immune to the uncertainties of government policy except that government policy has a huge impact on the general economic health of the country.

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Let Us Entertain You to Death

This seems to be the underlying proposition of virtually every senior housing community:  Let us entertain you to death.

The Classic Eagles song “Hotel California” ends with these words   . . .

‘“Relax”, said the night man, “We are programed to receive.  You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave!”’

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A Must Read Article: On The Other Side of Long Term Care

This article was written from a skilled nursing perspective but should be a must read for anyone providing housing and services to seniors.

It is often said that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but that is not totally true. You can teach an old dog new tricks; it’s just extremely difficult. In the case of this old dog, it took a near-death experience. . . .

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