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So far Joel Landau has created 40 blog entries.

What Are the Best Exercises for Seniors?

It’s no surprise that as we age, we lose strength, flexibility and balance. But there are a variety of ways to keep safely exercising in order to maintain the activities you love, keep your independence, prevent falls, reduce pain and even lower your chances of illnesses such as heart disease. To encourage quality of life, [...]

2020-04-08T18:23:59+00:00September 10th, 2019|Blog|

Bringing Comfort Those Afflicted Sundown Syndrome

A few years ago, writes Dr. David Scales, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, an elderly woman, already hospitalized, underwent a troubling transformation when day turned to night: Normally agreeable, she was seen stalking the hallways of the place, screaming in Italian and fearful that the staff would relieve her of what she [...]

2020-11-09T21:26:22+00:00March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Meeting the SNF Staffing Challenge

The gentleman in one room needs to be repositioned, lest he be plagued by bedsores. The woman in another room needs her medication. And yet another woman in yet another room needs to be ferried to treatment. There are meals to deliver. There are catheters to clean. There are beds to change. And there never [...]

2020-05-11T18:12:13+00:00January 29th, 2019|Blog, The Allure Group|

New Robotic Equipment Catapults Allure Into the Future

At the Allure Group, we have long taken a keen interest in how innovation and technology could improve patient care. Eldercare is a field ripe for disruption, especially as senior populations grow and with them, the need for better treatment. I’m excited that my company is expanding its services and capabilities through robotic equipment designed [...]

2018-05-11T19:27:12+00:00May 11th, 2018|Blog, The Allure Group|

Hearts in Motion at the Harlem Center

They’ve survived congestive heart failure. The shortness of breath, the nausea, the grueling hospital stay, the complications. At the nursing facility, they fulfilled all the requirements of cardiac rehabilitation. It wasn’t easy, but eventually their energy returned and spirits lifted. They returned home seemingly healthier than before. Until the nightmare happened again. There’s nothing more [...]

2018-03-28T14:20:43+00:00March 28th, 2018|Blog, The Allure Group|

2018 #FutoreofAging Forecast: What’s Next in Healthcare Innovations for Seniors

A virtual reality system that allows seniors to “visit” far-off locales without leaving the comforts of their assisted-living facility. A belt that helps prevent hip fractures. Silverware that allows Parkinson’s patients to eat without difficulty. These are just a few of the innovations coming to senior care. And such breakthroughs are always of interest to [...]

2020-11-09T21:28:28+00:00February 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Putting the “Care” back in “Healthcare”

The goal at The Allure Group, as at every healthcare facility, is to provide each and every patient with the best possible care. Unfortunately the demands placed upon medical professionals -- whether because of healthcare policy, insurance costs or the sheer demand for services -- make that ever more challenging. There are ways, however, to [...]

2020-11-09T21:24:11+00:00February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

5 Facts to Know About Baby Boomers and Healthcare

The challenges to the health-care system posed by Baby Boomers -- defined as those Americans born between 1946 and 1964 -- cannot be underestimated. As I wrote for CNBC recently, no fewer than 10,000 Boomers are retiring every day. No, that is not a misprint; that is according to Pew Research and the Social Security [...]

2020-05-11T18:16:36+00:00November 10th, 2017|Blog, The Allure Group|