Disaster Preparedness

[Webinar on Demand] COVID-19 Solutions for Senior Care Facilities

A new i Advance Senior Care webinar for executives, administrators, directors and other care leaders at senior care and LTC facilities.   The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the senior care facility industry and thrust us into a period of uncertainty. While many facilities are attempting to reopen and achieve a "new normal," we're still navigating new challenges in keeping residents and employees safe.   Join us on October 14 for a webinar that will review the impact of the pandemic on the industry and examine important steps and solutions that allow for improved safety. We'll highlight best practices and success stories from facilities that have successfully adapted to the challenges of the pandemic. Read More »

COVID-19 Emergency Prep: Are You Ready for What’s Next?

Learn how to develop a workable pandemic infection control plan that reduces the risk (and impact) of future COVID-19 outbreaks. Read More »

[Free CE Webinar] Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care: Focus on the Environment

A new i Advance Senior Care webinar for executives, administrators, directors and other care leaders at senior care and LTC facilities.   The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the senior care facility industry and thrust us into a period of uncertainty. While many facilities are attempting to reopen and achieve a "new normal," we're still navigating new challenges in keeping residents and employees safe.   Join us on October 14 for a webinar that will review the impact of the pandemic on the industry and examine important steps and solutions that allow for improved safety. We'll highlight best practices and success stories from facilities that have successfully adapted to the challenges of the pandemic. 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 »

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 »

New COVID-19 Senior Care Survey Results Are In

Get the results of our latest insider survey on how COVID-19 is affecting the senior care industry in terms of supply and staffing challenges and more. 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 »

President Trump Announces New Pandemic-Related Measures To Protect Seniors

In a statement issued April 30th, President Trump reiterated his support for the nation's seniors and announced new COVID-related protection measures. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Friday, 4/10: Puppies and More

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Survey: Senior Care Leaders Extremely Concerned About COVID-19 Impacts and Supplies

The Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care and its leading media brand, i Advance Senior Care, are conducting surveys to uncover COVID-19’s current impact on senior care and long-term care facilities in the United States. The results of the initial survey are now available. Read More »

Use Caution with Heartburn Medications

As a senior care leader, prescribing or distributing medications, it’s critical to know the latest pharma recalls and modified warning labels Read More »

7 Steps to Better Disaster Preparedness in Your Long-Term Care Facility

A little planning can go a long way when you’re faced with an emergency. Read More »

Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency. Read More »

Deer crashes into nursing home

A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer. Read More »

Ready for anything

As the new CMS emergency planning regulations go into effect this month, a crisis-filled 2017 has already given many states multiple reasons to be ready for anything. Read More »

Florida AL chain under investigation for charging residents a hurricane fee

The state’s long-term care ombudsman office is investigating claims that the provider charged its Florida residents a special surcharge because of the storm. Read More »

Disaster plans: perfect on paper

The criminal investigation into the eight South Florida nursing home deaths following Hurricane Irma is prompting a larger look at how long-term care facilities prepare—and practice—for natural disasters. Read More »

South Florida pharmacy fills meds ahead of Hurricane Irma

Progressive Care Inc. has delivered more than 3,000 prescriptions this week to ensure patients have medications during the storm.  Read More »

How Holiday Retirement is bracing for Hurricane Irma

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. Read More »

Florida Argentum: Preparatation checklist and resources

Florida's Argentum chapter urges senior living providers to take Hurricane Irma seriously and offers resources to help them prepare. Read More »

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

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

Assisted living residents rescued by power of social media

When the image of elderly residents trapped in waist-deep flood water made its rounds on Twitter, many people initially thought it was fake. Read More »

Texas nursing homes brace for Hurricane Harvey

Senior living communities in the path of the storm are implementing their emergency preparedness plans and moving residents ahead of the landfall, expected late Friday night. Read More »

4 dead in Ohio nursing home shooting

Two nursing home employees and the town’s police chief are among those killed. Read More »

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Read More »

CMS’ new emergency preparedness rules

The clock is ticking on compliance with the new CMS emergency preparedness requirements. Safety expert Stan Szpytek breaks down the new regs and explains why your current assessments and training probably aren't going to be enough. Read More »

TX hospice indicted for $60M fraud, overmedicating

Sixteen people are mired in a $60 million scheme to rip off Medicare for false hospice services, including giving Schedule II controlled pain medication to patients who didn’t need them. Read More »

CMS issues emergency preparedness rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found current preparedness regulations were not comprehensive enough to address the complexities of emergency preparedness. The agency has issued new requirements that follow industry best practices for each type of provider and supplier.  Read More »

CMS gives hospitals extension to meet new fire safety codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced it will not begin surveying for compliance with the 2012 fire safety codes until November. The July 5 ruling still applies when considering which code chapters facilities must comply with.  Read More »