Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

Senior Living

Family Caregiving Shortage Predicted for the Future

AARP just released a new report that predicts a dramatically shrinking family caregiving pool starting in about 20 years. It is no secret that the demand for long-term services and supports will only grow as the nation ages. Currently family caregivers have expanded their roles to provide care to family[…]

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Ground Zero for Aging care

An article on AdAge Mobile  this past Sunday discussed the efforts underway in Louisville, Kentucky, to be the center for aging care services. Here is an excerpt: “Plenty of like-minded companies have already come. Louisville, best known for bourbon and the Kentucky Derby and as the birthplace of Muhammad Ali,[…]

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The Young and the Old Benefit Mutually

Mental, physical and spiritual sharing are components of a retirement community on Asbury~Solomons Island that  recently launched a tutoring program that matches seniors with public high school students at Calvert High School for cross-generational academic assistance and encouragement. Asbury-Solomons is a great example of a community that uses the media[…]

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Shaking that Oldie Booty

Who said that advertising a retirement home has to be photos of old people smiling and looking blissful and peaceful? One retirement home in Florida enlisted all their staff and residents to make a fun, engaging video of life at the facility. Wouldn’t you want to retire here? Westminster Shores, Florida Retirement[…]

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Nostalgia Invades Reality

Most people who know about or live with someone with Alzheimer’s know that living in the past is more comfortable. In fact, many Alzheimer’s sufferers desire to “go home” when “home” may be someplace where they grew up, or where they lived when they first married. One retirement home in[…]

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