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How to Transition a Loved One into a Memory Care Community
In 2009, my mother was officially diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. We knew it was coming. She showed all the..
How Benchmark Creates Outstanding Senior Care Employees
There are two essential components to having a top-notch staff in assisted living: A strong pipeline of high-caliber job..
Why Transparency & Trust Matters in Senior Living
"Transparency is happening everywhere, and it’s a good thing for consumers, especially those who are making the huge, complicated..
How to Connect to What Matters to Assisted Living Residents
Many potential residents are concerned and apprehensive about moving into senior living. They are worried that they may have..
The Benefits of Pet Therapy for Seniors
Those of us who own pets know they make us happy. But a growing body of scientific research is..
The Benefits of Companion-Style Senior Living
One of the surprising benefits of living in a seniors community is the promise of social connectedness and companionship..
I Need Advice to Help My Mom Rebuild Her Circle of Friends
Dear Benchmark, My mother retired from the nursing profession about three years ago. Several of her closest friends from..
How Can We Improve Our Program Experience for Older Visitors?
Dear Benchmark, I work at a regional library in the Northeast that has a large number of older visitors..
How Can Families Spot Excellence in a Senior Living Community?
Our four-part series dedicated to sharing insight to help health care professionals feel more confident working with seniors who..