Brookdale Blogs

At Brookdale, we pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of senior care. We also love to talk about the ways that we engage with our seniors. On our blog you’ll find lots of great reads — from snapshots of health advice to a peek behind the curtain at what makes our company tick.

Tax Time Friend

Virginia Wylie April 08, 2017

The year I wrote this poem was the first but not last time I used a CPA at tax time. Who is this I see Flopped flat upon the floor? Can’t take it any more Papers scattered all around Once neat files that can’t be found Pencils broken, erasers chewed ... Read more

Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Teaching Technology to Seniors

Christopher Leech April 04, 2017

“Can you teach my mom?” That’s the first thing people ask me after I tell them I develop programs that teach seniors technology at Brookdale Senior Living.  In today’s increasingly digital world, many visits with parents or grandparents are punctuate... Read more

Why You Shouldn't Call your Grandma Sweetie

Carol Cummings, BSN, RN April 03, 2017

During a recent visit to a nail salon, the technician repeatedly referred to me as “sweetie.” I bristled every time she said it. I know she was trying to be nice, but in reality she left me feeling diminished. While reflecting on this later I was a b... Read more

Say What? Deciphering Common Senior Care Jargon

Brookdale Senior Living April 02, 2017

The doctor says your 70-year-old mother is “exhibiting symptoms of middle-stage Alzheimer’s disease with moderately severe decline, with co-morbidities including diabetes and hypertension.” The caseworker recommends “initial respite care and skilled ... Read more

April Fool's Day

Virginia Wylie April 01, 2017

Winter turns to Spring Happy birds sing Folks take their ease Laughter rides the breeze Then imps come out to play ‘Cause it’s April Fools’ Day… Beware April First! For jokes we have a thirst But imps are often naughty They want to make us dotty What... Read more

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