Paige Cerulli

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

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... Read More »

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 »

Don’t Let Social Distancing Slow Your Seniors Down

With COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, many senior living facilities face the challenge of needing to find new ways to keep seniors active. Read More »

6 Strategies for Training New Hires

The training and experience a new hire receives during their first days at your senior care facility can set the tone for their employment. Read More »

Top 4 Ways Senior Care Facilities Can Invest in Their New Hires

Investing in new hires can be expensive and time-consuming, and employee turnover can become a major expense. Read More »

Strategies to Maintain Staff-Resident Relationships During Times of High Turnover

High turnover rates can have a significant effect on staff-resident relationships - learn how to mitigate that problem. Read More »

How to Find Applicants Who Are Passionate About Their Work

Engaged staff who are passionate about their work can make a tremendous difference in resident happiness and health. Read More »

Planning for the Challenge: How Your Facility Can Ensure All Shifts Are Covered When You’re Short-Staffed

Even with careful planning, senior care facilities can still experience short-staffing periods that make it difficult to cover all shifts. Read More »