The Top 3 Daily Reads for Senior News:

Harvard Business Review: Is the Aging Workforce Really Creating Your Skill Shortages?

Author: David DeLong

Many executives today worry that skill shortages threaten their organization’s ability to grow and innovate. A recent survey I designed for one manufacturing sector found that almost 60% of managers responding thought skill shortages were already hurting their firm’s productivity and quality. These numbers have been supported in other studies.

But, despite a seriously aging population in the U.S. and the rest of the industrialized world, only 4% of this same group saw the aging workforce as an immediate threat to performance. Most expect the effects of aging Boomers to come 3-5 years (37%) or in 5-10 years (37%) out. About 20% don’t see the aging workforce as…

Leading Age: How Size Affects Residential Care Communities and Their Residents

Author: Geralyn Magan

The size of a residential care community can affect the organization’s structure and the characteristics of its residents, according to a new analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The NCHS analysis was released in 2 separate reports in December. One report compares the operating characteristics of different size residential care communities. The second report compares the characteristics of residents living in communities of…

Senior Housing News: Top 7 Senior Living Fears of Boomers


The baby boomers are coming to senior living—worries and misconceptions in tow. Before moving in themselves, boomers will consider senior living for their parents, and newly released survey findings may help providers quell their fears.

For example: Even though 37% of baby boomers consider themselves highly or somewhat likely to move their aging loved ones into a senior living community, 70% have some level of concern that doing so would…