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Understanding the Importance of Senior Resident Engagement

As people enter into their senior years — 55 and up — they often become limited in their mobility or their ability to take care of themselves without help. Because of this, many of them opt for senior care communities. These communities are also well known for being accommodating to seniors who are in good health. […]

Embracing Senior Living: How to Help Isolated Residents Reconnect

Research by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found slower rates of memory decline in elderly Americans who reported active social lives. It’s clear then that activities must be an integral part of the services on offer at senior living facilities; but what about those residents who find themselves struggling to connect? Be Supportive, Not Pushy Senior living […]

The Importance of Pets in an Assisted Living Community

Moving to an assisted living community can mean giving up some of the comforts of home. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to mean giving up your pet. Pets can provide seniors with a reason to get out of bed, knowing that a living creature is depending on them. The interaction people have with their pets can […]

Three Ways to Deal with Difficult Residents

Every property manager has faced them at one point or another: terrible residents. Whether they blare loud music, are constantly late with the rent, or cause property damage, there are endless ways for residents to make your life — and the lives of their neighbors — more difficult. While you can’t always change the way […]

Step Away From the Giant Bird Suit. . .

It’s the beginning of budget season, which likely means you’re considering how to spend your dollars for optimal impact during the 2016 year. For most residential property managers, this involves putting one critical endeavor above all else: filling your occupancy. Unfortunately, there are pitfalls as well as opportunities for progress when it comes to this […]

A Better Way to Communicate with Residents

If you’re like most property managers, you’ve developed a method for communicating with your residents. You may not stop to think about how successfully it works. You are probably more concerned with making sure you notify every resident about emergencies, utility outages, or maintenance work that affects the whole community. Maybe it’s time to think […]

Increase Senior Resident Engagement

Residents of a senior communities may feel left out if they don’t know about all of the activities and events their community has planned. Fortunately, there are ways to keep seniors in the loop when it comes to what’s going on around them. Many communities post flyers and/or send information to residents, but this is […]

Don’t Give Up on New Year’s Resolutions

They’re not just for losing weight anymore! New Year’s resolutions have gotten a bad rap. Psychologists say that affirmations are more powerful than merely stating a goal. So, take advantage of the fresh-start momentum that comes with a New Year and try these affirmations at your property. 1. Weigh every cost-saving/cost-cutting action carefully against the […]

Yardi Integration is Good News for Property Managers

If you’re like me, you may have trouble remembering when you have an appointment. That’s why I find it very convenient that my doctor’s office sends automated reminder calls a day or two before my visit. It saves me from having to call and check when my appointment is, and it saves the doctor’s office […]

Tackling Preventative Maintenance from Two Perspectives

Tune up your property and fine tune your processes This maintenance season, some of your most effective chores may extend beyond your maintenance staff. Here’s a look at preventative maintenance from two perspectives: your property and your processes. Tune up your property… Water damage is costly. Examine and clean roofs and gutters. Water that collects […]