Facility management

How to Support Caregivers During Resident Transitions Into Senior Care Facilities

Transitioning someone into a residential senior care setting is stressful not only for the resident, but also for family members who have... Read More »

New Study Suggests Weight Loss in Older Adults May Increase Risk of Death

A new study suggests that weight loss in healthy older adults may correlate with an increase in mortality, particularly among men. The st... Read More »

Top Marketing Trends Your Senior Care Facility Should Embrace This Year

Part 1 of a 2-part series on senior care marketing trends to embrace in 2023 As the marketing industry continues to evolve, new marketing... Read More »

New Report Highlights the Growing Importance of Alzheimer’s Care

The Alzheimer’s Association has released the 2023 edition of its annual Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, drawing attention t... Read More »

Best Cleaning Practices to Prevent the Spread of Infection at Your Senior Care Facility

Cleaning is an essential part of a senior care facility’s daily operations, and it plays multiple critical roles. The pandemic highlighte... Read More »

How Lighting Can Influence Resident Health and Wellness in Senior Care Settings

Lighting plays an important role in a building’s architecture, as it can enhance a space, create an aesthetic, and draw attention t... Read More »

How to Improve Emergency Preparedness at Your Senior Care Facility: Lessons From the 2021 Texas Blackout

In February 2021, a statewide blackout in Texas left millions without power during an arctic blast of sub-freezing temperatures. The blac... Read More »

How Animal Therapy Can Support Memory Care Residents

For many people, animals evoke fond memories of beloved pets. Bringing a dog into a room, for example, can prompt conversation, engagemen... Read More »

Strategies to Highlight Value in Your Senior Care Marketing

Effective marketing strategies are key to building a senior care organization’s brand. By following marketing best practices, an organiza... Read More »

Integrating Sustainability Into Senior Care Facility Design

Sustainability is key to protecting the environment and preserving the world for future generations. It’s a hot topic in many different f... Read More »

CMS and CDC Push Nursing Homes to Be More Proactive With COVID-19

In 2022, the largest spike in COVID-19 cases and deaths occurred in January and February, pointed out Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrat... Read More »

How to Best Monitor Resident Satisfaction at Your Senior Care Facility

Every day, senior care facilities have to meet strict standards, including state and federal regulation requirements. While such a focus ... Read More »

Developing Collaboration Between Senior Care Operations and Marketing Teams

Senior care organizations, as well as healthcare organizations, tend to naturally develop silos. This siloed structure may not be intenti... Read More »

It’s Time for Staffing Agencies to Start Taking Quality Seriously

Quality Assurance (QA) refers to the identification, assessment, correction, and monitoring of all aspects of patient care. It is designe... Read More »

Strategies to Provide Long-Term Care Staff with Upward Mobility Opportunities

The pandemic and the nursing shortage have highlighted the changing priorities and desires of health care staff. To attract and retain st... Read More »

Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout

A new free iASC webinar on Thursday, October 27. Managing workflows, processes, and applications required to provide quality and positive healthcare experiences has become unmanageable for most providers. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, EmpRes Healthcare, like other senior care facilities, found itself juggling new and stricter regulations, keeping staff and residents safe, and continuing to providing quality care. The result was that the organization struggled to prevent staff burnout. Sound familiar?  Read More »

Infection Prevention Best Practices in Senior Care Organizations

Infection prevention is a critical component of providing senior care residents with quality care. According to the 2018 study, “Nursing ... Read More »

Best Practices for Supporting Resident Emotional Wellness

The past few years have been especially trying for senior care residents, but even pre-pandemic, resident emotional wellness was a signif... Read More »

The Top 5 Unexpected Benefits of Digital Entry Management

Entry management is an essential and daily element of senior care facility operations. While entry management began with paper-based syst... Read More »

Increase Your Census and Revenue by Leveraging Contingent Labor

Lowered occupancy rates due to understaffing will cost the SNF industry billions of dollars in 2022. But facilities using contingent staf... Read More »

Use These Strategies to Fix Common Staffing Mistakes at Your Senior Care Organization

Part 2 of a 2-part series on common staffing mistakes to avoid at senior care facilities In part one of our series, we highlighted common... Read More »

Strategies to Support the Families of Memory Care Residents

Placing a family member in a memory care facility can be a difficult and emotional decision. Memory care facilities play an important rol... Read More »

Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

Robotic pets are increasing in popularity, particularly when it comes to the benefits they offer seniors. Given that pet therapy has been... Read More »

Taking the Resident Experience to the Next Level

A new free iASC webinar on Wednesday, October 12. Technology is a necessity in senior living, but choosing the right technology for your organization's unique needs is even more important. Finding the right fit can take time and requires careful planning and evaluation. Attendees will leave this session with the tools needed to successfully select and implement senior living technology at their organizations that will result in the greatest return on their investment, and a more engaged and satisfied resident base. Read More »

Best Practices When Applying for Senior Care Grants

Grant funding can be a valuable addition to your senior care organization budget. Grants can help you to expand or start new programs, of... Read More »

Overcoming Employee Communication Challenges in Senior Care and Senior Living

The ability to provide residents with quality care hinges on effective employee communication. But communication challenges are common in... Read More »

Use These Strategies to Resolve Conflicts in Your Senior Care Facility

Anytime multiple staff members with different personalities and work methods need to work together, there’s a chance for conflicts to ari... Read More »

Addressing Sleep Disturbances in Long-Term Care Settings

Residents of long-term care facilities frequently experience sleep disturbances, and those disturbances can lead to many other problems. ... Read More »

How Virtual Reality Is Poised to Help Seniors

From helping residents forge valuable relationships to aiding in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke recovery, VR technology is supporting seniors in many ways. Read More »

How to Get More Out of Your Relationship with a Staffing Agency

By carefully building and maintaining the relationships that they have with staffing agencies, senior care organizations stand to benefit in multiple ways. Read More »