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August 3, 2023

How Technology Can Help with Workforce Shortages and More in Senior Living

We recently shared some New Ideas to Address the Workforce Shortage in Senior Living, including policy changes, employee recruiting and retention tips, on-campus housing and technology. While automation has been around for decades, the introduction of the Generative Pre-trained Transformer like ChatGPT and similar artificial intelligence (AI) tools promise to transform not only senior living…

February 23, 2021

State Funds Available for Nursing Home Construction Projects in Minnesota

If you’re considering replacing or renovating an existing nursing home in Minnesota, you may be eligible to receive funds from the state. Through what is known as the moratorium exception, the state’s Department of Health announced the appropriation of additional nursing home construction funds that total about $58 million for a variety of building and…

February 21, 2019

Clark County Senior Living Construction Project

Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center opens Community Living Solutions and the Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center in Owen, Wis., celebrated the opening of the senior living facility’s short-term rehabilitation suites on Feb. 15. CLS broke ground on the 23,570-square-foot, single-story addition in May 2018. The new addition connects to the existing 1920s-era building….

January 29, 2019

Designing Senior Living Facilities to Nurture Socialization

How social connections keep seniors healthy Social connections are important at any stage in life—we all need human interactions to be our best selves. But as we age, the number of interactions and connections we have declines, whether by choice, poor health, or the death of friends and loved ones. Feelings of loneliness can be…

June 21, 2018

Align Your Nursing Home Layout Design for Today’s Senior Needs

Nursing home design trends to use (and leave behind) Working on an updated assisted living or nursing home layout design? Customer demand and increased competition are driving design innovation across the LTC industry. If you’re looking for help choosing the right design elements for your community, read on as we share nursing home design trends to…

May 11, 2018

CLS Breaks Ground on Senior Living Construction Project

Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center set for expansion Community Living Solutions and the Clark County Rehabilitation & Living Center in Owen, Wis., kicked off their senior living construction project May 11, 2018, with an official groundbreaking. The facility, which provides rehabilitative, skilled nursing and CBRF care, is expanding on the site of its current…

February 6, 2018

Top Senior Living Design Trends to Watch This Year

Tips to bring up-and-coming styles and trends into your facility Organizations that stay up-to-date on current senior living design trends can transform their facility from good to great. Focusing on the needs of your staff and residents can help set your senior living facility apart from others and create a great place to work and…

November 20, 2017

Build Community with 5 Customer Experience Best Practices

Customer Experience Design for Senior Living Communities Ready or not … 2020 is right around the corner and it is brewing a perfect storm for senior living community customer experience. Not only is 2020 the year AARP® estimates an unprecedented 117 million Americans will need health assistance of some kind, it’s also the year Walker…

October 11, 2017

Focus on Wellness in Senior Living Communities

Senior wellness programs improve quality of life Wellness, as described by the National Wellness Institute, is an active process through which people make health and lifestyle choices toward a better life. A focus on wellness and self-care can help improve your quality of life and reduce your dependency on others. That’s why senior wellness programs,…

June 28, 2017

St. Joseph Residence Senior Living Construction Project

Renovations now underway in New London Community Living Solutions broke ground recently on facility updates to St. Joseph Residence, a senior living community that has served the New London area for 50 years. The senior living construction project involves renovating St. Joseph’s skilled nursing facility and adding a new short-term rehabilitation area. Project details The…

June 21, 2017

Senior Care Technology: The Future is Now

  Technology for Senior Living Communities From robots to wearables, senior care technology is evolving before our eyes. While senior living communities struggle with recruiting a quality workforce, these technologies have some promising applications. The use of this technology and the data it gathers could reduce stress on a workforce already spread thin while providing…

April 6, 2017

How to Improve Caregiver Recruitment

Tips to find and retain quality healthcare staff If there is one issue top of mind for senior living facility leaders, it’s finding and hiring qualified staff. The tight healthcare labor market, felt especially hard in rural areas, leaves senior living facilities struggling to find caregivers for their residents. Unfortunately, caregiver recruitment is not an…

March 28, 2017

Baby Boomers Driving Senior Living Trends

See what baby boomers desire in retirement living If you take a close look, trends influenced by the baby-boom generation are all around us. Whether due to their generational likes and dislikes or due to the sheer number of boomers, they’ve had a significant influence on all of our lives. And now, as they enter…

March 15, 2017

Memory Care Facility Design

New ways for caring for someone with dementia There has been a boom in the construction of senior memory care facilities in recent years, and one of the primary drivers is the increase in people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. As the United States population ages, the number of people suffering…

January 17, 2017

St. Paul Elder Services Building Project

Comprehensive senior living facility project Community Living Solutions was proud to help St. Paul Elder Services celebrate after completing several projects on the St. Paul campus in Kaukauna, Wis. St. Paul, which offers rehabilitation services, as well as assisted living and long-term skilled nursing care, worked with CLS to complete several facility updates and a…