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Brookdale Senior Living and Social Media: One Year Later [INTERVIEW]

By on January 05, 2011 • 4 Comments

Just over a year ago, I interviewed Eric Marsh over at Brookdale Senior Living for the post Nation’s Largest Senior Living Company Embraces Social Media. Because it’s one of our most popular posts, and I wanted to see how things...

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How ‘Open Community’ Applies to Senior Living, LTC, and Home Care

By on November 22, 2010 • 11 Comments

Here at CareNetworks, we’re taking part in the virtual book tour that our good friends Maddie Grant and Lindy Dreyer of SocialFish have launched to explore the concepts in their new book, Open Community: a little book of big ideas...

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CareNetworks Nominated for Best Senior Living Industry Blog and Website!

By on November 19, 2010 • 0 Comments

Don’t you just love it when somebody you don’t even know recognizes how awesome you are? That’s assuming, of course, that you are in fact awesome. Well the good folks at SeniorHomes.com set up a little contest to give people...

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How Emeritus Senior Living Tames the Social Media Beast: Part 2 [INTERVIEW]

By on November 17, 2010 • 0 Comments

This post is part of our Social Media Success Series, which features interviews with innovative and fearless socially networked senior living, home care, and LTC companies that are achieving positive business results using media and other social technologies. To have...

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How Emeritus Senior Living Tames the Social Media Beast: Part 1 [INTERVIEW]

By on October 25, 2010 • 8 Comments

This post is part of our Social Media Success Series, which features interviews with innovative and fearless socially networked senior living, home care, and LTC companies that are achieving positive business results using media and other social technologies. To have...

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Social Media Makes October 2010 Cover of Long-Term Living Magazine

By on October 20, 2010 • 0 Comments

Back in March of this year, Provider Magazine featured a cover story called “Social Media: Taking the Plunge” which outlined how assisted living and retirement communities are leveraging social technologies like Facebook and Twitter to engage customers and prospects. Now...

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Is Your Senior Care Community on the Social Map?

By on October 08, 2010 • 5 Comments

The 2010 Social Networking Map Elder care companies, home care agencies, retirement communities, assisted living residences, and long-term care facilities are beginning to realize the benefits of social media and online community. Just take a look at this video if...

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How Senior Living, LTC, and Home Care Companies Can Avoid The Online Community Ghost Town

By on August 30, 2010 • 13 Comments

An increasing number of senior living, LTC, and home care companies are using social technolgies like Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, and Ning to engage customers, employees, and prospects and to build a community presence on the web. Companies like Terrace Communities...

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New Facebook Page Marketing Guidelines and Benchmarks [REPORT]

By on August 25, 2010 • 10 Comments

This new report issued by Altimeter Group can help senior living, LTC, and home care companies make the most of Facebook. The report, based on input from 34 industry vendors and consulting agencies, outlines eight criteria for determining the success...

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Mayo Clinic Launches Center for Social Media [VIDEO]

By on August 25, 2010 • 0 Comments

Mayo Clinic just announced in this press release that they have created a new Center for Social Media. They say that the Center “exists to improve health globally by accelerating effective application of social media tools throughout Mayo Clinic and...

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