Paige Cerulli

Paige Cerulli
Paige Cerulli is a contributing writer to i Advance Senior Care.

Best Practices to Integrate Contact Tracing into Daily Senior Care Facility Operations

Contact tracing is an essential tool in helping to prevent COVID-19 transmission, and it’s a tool that all senior care facilities need to implement. Read More »

How COVID-19 Could Bring a Resurgence of the “Neighborhood” Planning Model

This model features a smaller dining room and living room in each smaller “neighborhood,” reducing congestion and potential disease spread. Read More »

PPP Forgiveness Best Practices

If you anticipate applying for loan forgiveness (or already have), learn how to stay ahead of the game. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Help Minimize the Impact of Falls

Senior care facilities need to not only work to prevent falls, but also to minimize the injuries that result when falls do occur. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Improve Family Communication and Connections During the Pandemic

With COVID and budget constraints, senior care facilities are searching for ways to connect residents and their families. Read More »

Strategies for End-of-Life Conversations During COVID-19

End-of-life conversations are difficult, but they’re an essential aspect of operating a senior care facility. Read More »

Strategies to Facilitate Safe In-Person Visits

Some facilities are moving toward allowing in-person visits again. But this is a complicated decision that needs to be made deliberately and cautiously. Read More »

E-Notes Bring Residents Valuable Connections During COVID-19

The Maine Health Care Association saw an opportunity to connect children at home with seniors unable to visit their loved ones. Read More »

Mental Health Resources for Caregivers

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the senior care environment, and staff have endured significant stress, uncertainty, and emotional challenges. Read More »

Guide to Safely Spending Time Outside

Because of the pandemic, letting residents go outside requires more thought and planning than it has in previous years. But it's still highly worthwhile. Read More »

How Maryland Baptist Aged Home Avoided COVID-19

Learn how administrators at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in Baltimore have prevented COVID-19 from entering the facility. Read More »

Clinical Trials Test New Drug for Prevention of COVID-19 in Elderly Residents

The drug has been shown in lab studies to inhibit the replication of many respiratory viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Could Robotic Therapy Pets Support Senior Care Facility Residents?

For seniors with dementia, robotic pets can have a lifechanging effect. Read More »

Beyond the Mask: How Caregivers Can Still Make Personal Connections

For senior care facility residents, interacting with caregivers, doctors, and specialists wearing PPE, particularly masks, can be an alienating experience. Read More »

How Healthcare Administrators Can Control COVID-19 Rumors Among Staff

Staff uncertainty and rumors can lead to confusion and unease, so facilities need to adjust their communications policies to prevent and control misinformation. Read More »

Key Resources from the CMS Toolkit on State Actions to Mitigate COVID-19 Prevalence in Nursing Homes

Here, we highlight some of the most versatile resources that senior care facilities can learn from and adopt. Read More »

What We Can Learn from Vernon Manor’s Zero Positive COVID-19 Cases

Thanks to quick and comprehensive action, all 93 residents of this family-owned post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care facility have tested negative for COVID-19. Read More »

For Seniors, Digital Content Offers Entertainment and Engagement

Technology and digital content can offer some welcome distraction during this time of social distancing and canceled activities. Read More »

Precautions to Take When Admitting Visitors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In compassionate care situations, facilities may want to allow families to visit with their loved ones. Here are some guidelines for keeping those visits safe. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Boost Staff Morale During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There’s a lot of fear and stress surrounding COVID-19, and senior care facility staff may experience high levels of fear and stress. Read More »

How Technology and Creative In-Person Solutions Can Help Residents Stay Connected

With social distancing, the inability of residents and families to visit in person has been stressful and upsetting. But senior care leaders are getting creative. Read More »

Strategies Facilities Can Use to Optimize Their Current PPE Supply

With PPE in short supply, facilities increasingly need to conserve their existing stock and find creative ways to source additional supplies. Read More »

Federal Strategies and Procedures Designed to Protect Seniors

President Trump recently released a statement detailing how his administration is supporting America’s seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »

How Senior Living Facilities Can Support Resident Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the stress and upheaval of COVID-19, senior care facilities need to focus on ways to support the mental health and well-being of their residents. Read More »

How Senior Care Facility Public Relations and Marketing Teams Should Respond to COVID-19

Senior care facilities’ public relations, marketing, and communications teams now play a more important role than ever. Read More »

Creative Ways to Improve Staff Perks

Great staff are essential to quality senior care facilities, so it’s important that facilities show their appreciation for staff to retai...

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Strategies to Reassure Residents’ Families During COVID-19

COVID-19 has brought fear, uncertainty, and stress, but facilities can not only keep residents reassured, but also their families. Read More »

Top Ways to Support Staff Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition to making sure that staff have the PPE and resources they need to work safely during this pandemic, facilities also need to make sure that staff’s mental health needs are met. Read More »

Activity Ideas for Residents That Maintain Social Distancing

Social isolation can be stressful and lonely, so the more creative ways that facilities can find to keep seniors safely involved, the better. Read More »

COVID-19 Best Practices for Senior Care Facility Communications Teams

Prompt, clear communication can help senior care facilities maintain public trust, keep residents up to date, and keep staff informed. Read More »