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A bright year ahead

October 17, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association, shared his optimistic view for the senior living industry in his opening remarks of the 68th annual AHCA/NCAL Conference and Expo.

Oh, baby! Doll therapy gets real

October 12, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Artists create life-like dolls to awaken nurturing instincts in residents who participate in doll therapy.

Stuck in the status quo

October 12, 2017     Denise Boudreau-Scott

Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits.

Going places

October 10, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Ride-hailing companies are expanding their on-demand services to the long-term care market.

High-tech healing

October 9, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The latest in wound assessment technology has nurses tossing their rulers.

Creature comforts

October 9, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.

Telehealth: The future of senior living

October 9, 2017     Shawn Scott

As the world gets more connected and the silver tsunami rises, technology can help senior living providers care for residents while helping them maintain their independence. 

Growing new life

October 9, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Eldergrow is bringing the outdoors inside and sowing joy and purpose for residents. 

Caregivers, appreciate yourselves

October 9, 2017     Debbie Bouknight, BS, AC-BC, ACC, CDP

Caregivers need to reserve a bit of time in their busy days to appreciate a crucial senior care assetthemselves.

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

October 9, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk.

A new reality

October 2, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Virtual reality technology gives seniors life beyond four walls.

Dining with dignity

October 2, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A Massachusetts couple sent diningware back to the drawing board to help older adults retain independence longer.

The Baby Boomer Move with Alisa Tagg

October 2, 2017     Adam Armstrong

Senior care keeps evolving to meet today’s ever-changing standards, but the influx of baby boomers into assisted living may one of the biggest catalysts for procedural reevaluation yet.

 

 

One-on-One with... Erin Jones

September 21, 2017     Beth Thomas Hertz

Emerson House Executive Director Erin Jones, recently named 2017 Administrator of the Year by the National Center for Assisted Living, spoke with I Advance Senior Care about culture change within assisted living and her organization’s four-year journey toward better resident satisfaction and streamlined care processes.

 

Dementia medication interactions

September 19, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Medications designed to combat dementia symptoms often interact with other medications, creating a swirl of adverse drug events, says ASCP president Joseph Marek, RPh, CPG.

Fostering a sense of self in dementia care

September 17, 2017     Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Dementia expert and author John Zeisel, PhD, discusses the “I’m Still Here” care model at the Memory Care Forum in San Diego.

Wherefore, wearables?

September 17, 2017     David Raths

Wearable technology developers have been trying to figure out the senior market for years. Are they finally beginning to crack the clinical potential? 

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017     Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An executive at the senior living provider shares what they’ve learned about emergency preparedness and what they’re doing before Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall in Florida.

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

September 6, 2017     Martie Moore

New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected. 

Creating a sustained culture of aging with Joan Devine

September 5, 2017     Adam Armstrong

With the Fall Memory Care Forum fast approaching, the Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care (IASC) invites all thoughts and expertise on long-term care, acute care, and, of course, memory care for the betterment of clinicians, executives, administrators, and residents. This episode discusses memory care with Joan Devine, director of education for the Pioneer Network, a national non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a positive culture change toward eldercare.

 

 

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