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Nursing homes are in critical need of staff

Jan 11, 2022
Some nursing homes say they can't compete for workers, as fast-food places and other retailers have raised wages.
Ashley Rose (left) and Patsy Wilkerson (right) are occupational therapy assistant who work at Knollwood Manor in Lafayette, Tennessee. They joke that they’re also certified nursing assistant assistants because the nursing home is so short on CNAs they end up picking up many of their duties.
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To keep up with an aging generation, experts say senior living is being viewed more as hospitality

Apr 18, 2018
The baby boomer generation is changing the way we think about senior living.
Marilyn Oliver (far left), 89, attends barre class with other Avanti Senior Living residents, in Houston.
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A scary, behind-the-scenes look at assisted living

Jul 30, 2013
Assisted-living facilities have been billed as the better alternative to nursing homes for many elderly. But with little regulation, many patients are ending up hurt, or worse.

The move to assisted living: Navigating the fine line between money and emotions

Jul 13, 2012
Learn about the challenges families face when trying to place a parent into an assisted-living facility.

The cost of taking care of mom and dad

Jul 13, 2012
For many seniors, they reach a point where they can't do it all and they need a little to a lot of help. The cost of the assistance often falls to the children.