Announcing the “Baby Boomer Blues: Which Pills are You Popping” Infographic

We’ve just released our latest infographic: “Baby Boomers Blues: What Pills are You Popping?” The infographic takes a look at some of the most common health issues  senior citizens and Baby Boomers deal with on a daily basis (from Hypertension to Erectile Disfunction) and the specific medications they use to help deal with and ease the ill effects of those health problems.

The infographic also looks at the growing abuse of prescription medications and illegal drugs among seniors, which is currently said to affect nearly 2.8 million seniors and that number is expected to double to almost 6 million seniors by 2020.

Here’s a sneak peak at the infographic:

which pills and illegal drugs are baby boomers on?

To see the entire infographic, go to: Baby Boomer Blues: Which Pills are You Popping Infographic

We encourage you to share the infographic with others and you can also add it to your own website with the handy code embed at the end of the graphic.

Announcing the Winners of the 2012 ALTY Blog Awards

We’ve got some big news! Winners for The 2012 ALTY Blog Awards have been decided.

best senior living and senior care blog posts You the voters have spoken and you’ve chosen this year’s best senior care and senior living blogs from across eight different awards categories. And you spoke loudly, with more than 12,000 votes being cast over the course of a month. And it was an exciting competition with many winners being decided by only a handful of votes.

So who are the winners? (drum roll please……) Here are your 2012 ALTY Blog Awards Winners!

We also announced runners-up and finalists in each category as well. To see all the final results and how the voting shook out in all awards categories, just click a category link below:

Congratulations to all winners, runners-up and finalists. And special thanks to everyone who voted and helped make this year’s ALTYs a rousing success

Did You Earn an ALTY?

Were you a winner, runner up or finalist in this year’s ALTYs? Let the world know about your achievement by placing a custom badge on your website that you can find here:

2012 ALTY Blog Award Winner
2012 ALTY Blog Award Runner Up
2012 ALTY Blog Award Finalist

Announcing the 2012 ALTY Blog Awards

Welcome to the first annual Assisted Living Today Blog Awards, aka The ALTY Awards!

best senior living and senior care blog postsThe ALTY Awards is our annual blog awards event that will honor the best articles and blog posts from across the assisted living and senior care industry from the previous calendar year.The way the ALTYs work is our committee of writers from the senior care industry has nominated the best articles they found from across the senior care and senior housing niches and you, the public and our readers, can vote for your favorites. Winning articles will be determined by the greatest number of votes.

This year, we’ve nominated more than forty different blogs posts from eight categories. To see which blog posts have been nominated (and to vote for your favorites), just click the category links below:

If you were nominated for an ALTY Award, you can show off your achievement with a custom badge: http://assistedlivingtoday.com/alty-award-badges/

NOTE: All voting will close on Wednesday, March 14 and winners will be announced on Thursday, March 15.

So please help us make the first ALTY Awards a big success. Spread the word to everyone in the senior care and senior housing industry. And be sure to vote for your favorite posts!

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Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Membership Announcement

We are proud to announce that Assisted Living Today has been accepted as a member of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. As an AFA member, our organization is recognized as being dedicated to aiding individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, memory care and related illnesses, and their caregivers and families.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America

If you’d like to learn more about AFA and their mission, go to http://www.alzfdn.org/

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