What comes to mind when you think of June? You probably think of Father’s Day, the first day of summer, beaches, vacation and other summer related activities. But there’s something else that you should think about, and that is National Safety Month! Of course, safety should be remembered 365 days in the year, but this…

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The ability to adjust on the fly is a key job requirement for any foodservice manager, but doing so during the stress of opening a new facility could be described as an art. “After you’ve worked for a number of years, you get that sixth sense of how to adjust quickly,” says Scott Almy, director…

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Is your community looking to enhance your rehabilitation program? Register now for the next Morrison Community Summit Educational Series webinar on Facts, Findings and Food for Thought on creating a strategic Rehabilitation program. This engaging one-hour webinar will give access to industry practices and examples. To register for this webinar, click on the link to…

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McKnight’s Senior Living: Want to wow your residents? Be a smooth operator.  Every day, an average of 10,000 Americans turn 65. After decades of demanding careers, raising families and planning for the future, the last thing these older adults want to worry about is laundry and cleaning. A successful environmental services program can help residents…

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Bateman Community Spotlight: Get to Know Chef O When Fred Orton began his career with Bateman Community Living, he had one special person in mind: his grandma. She regularly received food from a meal delivery program and lived on the outskirts of their service delivery area. When she received a meal that didn’t travel well,…

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Eighteen-year old Lucas Bennett of North Aurora is credited with saving the life of a resident at GreenFields of Geneva earlier this year. The Waubonsie Community College student works as a dining room server for the senior living community. A resident in healthcare started choking on her food at dinner one evening, and the nursing…

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As successful senior communities develop their services to improve occupancy and build financial performance, it is imperative to focus on building an employer brand to attract, engage and retain top talent. This is extremely important when demand for talented staff is high and to maintain a consistent culture of excellence. Known for its focus on…

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