Senior & Independent Living eGuides

How to Capitalize on Hospice’s growth

Hospice care provides residents additional offerings instead of traditional medical treatments.  This allows residents to stay in their community while receiving a full range of services and benefits to maintain the resident’s comfort.

Why Your Communities Need Flu Vaccinations

Flu is a highly contagious disease that is particularly dangerous to seniors. The key is to promote vaccinations as a first step. Learn how vaccines and other measures can help your residents stay healthy this flu season.

Thinking Traps: How to Help Residents Escape

As we get older, the parts of the brain in charge of complex thinking begin to shrink.  This can make some fall into Thinking Traps, effecting how they perceive situations around them, raise their stress levels, and hurt their relationships with others.

Anger: A Guide to Resident Coping

Anger is a normal human emotion, and occasionally getting upset is common. But when seniors experience sustained anger, they may suffer a range of negative consequences to their mental and physical health.

Attracting Residents After COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many seniors were in lockdown at home, unable to see their friends or relatives. But avoiding exposure to others put them at risk of another health issue: social isolation.

How To Spot And Stop Opioid Use

While most people – 87.2 percent – who take prescription pain relievers don’t misuse them, in 2017, HHS declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency.

Six Steps To End Polypharmacy

The typical assisted living resident takes 9 to 10 medications simultaneously, including over-the-counter medications.

How To Tackle The Turnover Trend With Professional Development

Assisted living is booming. Along with this growth, there have been new challenges, one of which is staff attrition and turnover.

Capitalize On Memory Care Growth With Medication Management Practices

The resident demographic in assisted living is undergoing significant changes.

The Latest Advances In Medication Management

More chronically ill and medically complex than ever, medication management is one of the most important services any assisted living community provides.

Six Safety And Compliance Benefits From Single Pharmacy Adoption

Greater numbers of new residents are coming through communities’ doors with a level of rising acuity never seen before.

2020 Forecast For Senior Living Choices

Preferences for senior housing in the year(s) to come are changing. While most elderly want to age at home, nearly an equal number would choose an assisted living community if their health falters.

10 Tips For Healthy Eating

A healthy diet is essential to a senior’s well-being whether or not they suffer from an illness or disease.

HEART MATTERS: Take Health To Heart

As one’s age increases, so does the risk of a heart condition, which can lead to serious and even disabling consequences in seniors like heart attacks and strokes.

Are You Prepared For The Telehealth Shift?

Telemedicine like video and e-visits via smartphones, tablets and computers, is revolutionizing the way healthcare gets delivered.

Helping Staff Cope During COVID-19

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused a range of reactions, top among them fear and anxiety.

COVID-19 and Continuity of Care with Telehealth

Telemedicine has been revolutionizing the way care gets delivered. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been essential to keeping residents healthy when they are most at risk.

Protecting Workers’ Financial Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic not only poses risks to workers’ physical and psychological well-being but their fiscal health as well.

Top 10 Assisted Living Activities During COVID-19

Central to many assisted living facilities is congregation – in activities, common spaces and dining rooms.

Boosting Staff Morale During the Pandemic

While some assisted living communities have faced crises before like natural disasters, nothing could have prepared the industry for the COVID-19.

Preserving Resident Well-Being During COVID-19

Assisted living communities offer homelike settings for aging seniors. But even in these safe, comforting environments, residents are not spared the effects of COVID-19, even within their own walls.

Heal the Healer: Prioritizing Nurses’ Mental Health

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession, and nurses deliver most of the nation’s long-term care.

Reopening to Visitors

The long-term care industry has been at the epicenter of COVID-19, leading the country’s fatalities from the virus. To curb the spread, communities were forced to implement lockdowns.

Why Your Community Needs Flu Vaccinations

Flu is a highly contagious disease that spreads throughout the country each year.

Post-Pandemic Infectious Disease Protocols

Precautions will persist after the initial wave of COVID-19 to prevent future spread of the virus, especially in high-risk populations in assisted living communities.

Rethinking Senior Spaces Post-Pandemic

Central to keeping residents safe in the midst of COVID-19 is social distancing. According to the CDC, limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of the virus.

Managing Information During COVID-19

During a national emergency like COVID-19, news and information are essential to providing a sense of control, reducing uncertainty, and promoting safety in your community.

Combat Workplace Violence During the Pandemic

Even prior to COVID-19, cases of workplace violence were on the rise. From threats and intimidation to assault and shootings, violence has been a growing concern among employers in all industries.

5 Ways to Support Seniors’ Mental Health

According to the CDC, it is estimated that 20 percent of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern, with anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders the most common.