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Best Beer in the Midwest

Midwest is Best: The Best Beer in the Midwest

The Midwest has hundreds of breweries, taprooms, gastropubs and other businesses pumping out beer on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at the best beer in the Midwest.

Seeing as the Midwest known for amber waves of grain, it makes sense it would also gain a reputation for producing some of the country’s heartiest beers. Milwaukee and St. Louis have been brewing hubs for decades. The craft beer explosion has also roped in brewers from small towns featuring big tastes. If you’re looking for a new brew to sell in your restaurant or something to inspire your brewmaster, check out the beers we’ve selected here as the best beer in the Midwest.

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pet-friendly apartments

4 Pros (and Just a Few Cons) of Pet-Friendly Property Management

Many apartment and home rental units are going pet-friendly, instead of pet-free.

For many years, our four-legged friends were foes of landlords, mainly due to the perceived extra cost involved in cleaning up rentals after pets and their owners moved out. Changing markets, however, have caused many property owners to rethink their policy on renting to pet owners. Many apartment and home rental units are going pet-friendly, instead of pet-free. Renting to pet owners is a great way to open up your revenue streams, and though it’s not without its potential pitfalls, you may find that renting to pet owners is a lot less hassle than you might imagine.

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assisted living home

5 Key Qualities People Look for in Assisted Living Facilities

If you work in an assisted living facility, review these five qualities to determine how well your facility stacks up.

Seeking out a quality assisted living facility for a loved one can be an overwhelming process. Whether the loved one requires additional care for safety or medical reasons, when the time comes, choosing the right facility can be difficult. Figuring out where to even start can be daunting. The more information that can be pulled together will ensure an informed decision.These five elements make up an assisted living checklist that will ease the process of deciding on the right facility to meet the family’s needs. Alternately, if you work in an assisted living facility, it’s equally important to be familiar with these five qualities and how well your facility stacks up.

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senior living facilities

3 Myths About Senior Living Facilities

Congratulations! How do you keep things rolling forward once the novelty wears off?

When the time comes to decide whether or not you or a loved one should move into a senior living facility, having all the facts can make a big difference. A lot of myths surround senior living facilities—and fear of the unknown can cause a lot of anxiety. Making a decision between senior living, assisted living or in-home care should be a decision made with as much information as possible. Researching ahead of time most definitely helps. The first steps involve busting some of the myths that surround senior living facilities.

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senior living options

The Benefits of In-Home Care vs. Assisted Living Facilities

There are many things to consider when choosing a future for your loved ones. Take the time to do some research!

The traditional idea of elderly persons moving into nursing homes toward the end of their lives is fading fast. Seniors live longer these days and they want more options for how to spend their twilight years. Nursing homes have evolved into assisted care facilities, while in-home care has made a comeback thanks to specialized training and advances in technology. Choosing the best option for yourself or your loved ones requires taking some time to ask questions, to talk about difficult things, and to consider your options.

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small business saturday

#DineSmall for Small Business Saturday

This new seasonal tradition is giving small businesses the attention they deserve when holiday madness strikes.

Black Friday is a uniquely American tradition. Thanksgiving weekend is well known as the kickoff to the crazy rush of sales that signals the beginning of the holiday shopping season. In the rush of amazing sales and unusual opening times, small businesses unable to afford big advertising pushes or big price drops can often get left out in the late November cold. A newer tradition, Small Business Saturday, recently began to create awareness of local businesses and small shops that need holiday dollars just as much, if not more, than the big box stores.

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senior housing

Current Research Suggests Future Lack of Housing For Seniors

How do we keep up with senior living trends to meet the demands for housing in the growing senior community?

Over 75 million people were born during the Baby Boom—the post World War II generation that stretches from 1946 through 1964. Many Baby Boomers are already starting to look into their options for assisted healthcare, and many more will be within the next decade. More potential customers means that healthcare centers that act now can prepare to capitalize on the rise in eligible customers. A recent study suggests that, very soon, demand for senior housing will severely exceed the supply.

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holistic healthcare

Integrating Holistic Healthcare Into Your Facility

Holistic healthcare practices look after the physical, social and psychological needs of your patients, which goes a long way toward keeping everybody happy and healthy together.

You’ve already got a healthcare center full of medical professionals linked into the best technology. You have caregivers offering assistance above and beyond the call of duty. If you’re looking to take the next step, consider mixing holistic healthcare practices into your healthcare center. Holistic healthcare looks after multiple needs. Residents need more than just treatment for illnesses. They need psychological, physical and social support. Centers that offer multiple styles of support have happier residents, which improves the quality of life for everyone.

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modern senior healthcare

An Introduction to Modern Senior Care

The more you know about the different types of senior healthcare, the better focus you will have on what you can provide.

With more people living longer, the options for senior healthcare expand every day. Seniors entering the marketplace look to strike a balance between maintaining the lifestyle that they want with the care and medical attention they need. Proactive care centers are exploring their options to stay on the cutting edge of senior service. Care centers need to evolve to stay successful. You can reach out to more seniors who might benefit from your help by delivering a wide variety of services for your clients.

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healthcare technologies

Ways to Support Care Staff Through Technology

Helping your staff advance their knowledge and skill through technology improves the quality of life for your residents.

Your staff keeps your business running at top speed. This network of caretakers, medical practitioners and support staff are a well-oiled machine. Every machine needs maintenance and upgrades, especially one that serves people faithfully. Your nursing home or assisted living center thrives on employees who love their jobs. The best way to show your appreciation and support is to give them the best tools available in the marketplace. Technology makes everybody’s job easier, and new healthcare technologies are paving the way for care staff. By building in technological support from the bottom up, your nursing home or assisted living center will put itself head and shoulders above the rest.

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