Training

The Benefits of Paying Direct Care Workers a Higher Wage

Increasing direct care worker pay could potentially help reduce staff shortages. Read More »

How Technology Tools Help Senior Care Facilities Navigate the Pandemic

Technology has recently taken on new and significant roles in older adult care settings. Read More »

Special Report: Caring for the LGBTQ+ Population

The resources in this new report can help senior care leaders learn from what other facilities are doing and better protect the seniors in your care. Read More »

Discovery Senior Living’s SHINE Memory Care Program Takes a Scientific Approach to Dementia

The SHINE program takes a unique approach to memory care, and it was recently recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for its work. 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 »

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 »

Special Report: COVID-19 and the Senior Care Industry

The resources in this new report can help senior care leaders learn from what other facilities are doing and better protect the seniors in your care. Read More »

Addressing Unprecedented Talent Needs in Senior Living

For those organizations that have the will, skills and the tools to take advantage, there are real opportunities for them to hire open positions in the near term and establish brand and even industry-wide loyalty for the long term. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans for Senior Care Facilities

48% of all structural fires in health care facilities occurred in skilled nursing facilities. You can reduce the risk of a fire becoming a tragic event. Read More »

Partnering for Better Internships

Some long-term care and assisted living communities are getting creative in how they recruit the best and brightest staff, and are taking pains to build their next generation of staff leaders Read More »

Unmet Needs Lead To Staff Turnover

A two-year study of three nursing homes in Sweden offers valuable data for all nursing home leaders. The study, Unmet Expectations: Why N... Read More »

QAPI Can Engage Staff and Improve Your LTC Facility

A key component of active implementation of the final rule is for all staff to be trained and participating in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities — a paradigm shift for some nursing homes. Read More »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice Read More »

Student nurses make the rounds

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time. 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 »

Recognizing employees

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears liked that her former facility started an employee award program but wished it were better explained and communicated to residents. Read More »

One-on-One with… Erin Jones

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.  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 »

The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care. Read More »

Growing your own DON

Providers often hire a director of nursing with decades of experience, but one Wisconsin nursing home chose to cultivate its own homegrown talent for the position. Read More »

LeadingAge, VCU collaborate on ageism awareness training

The video-based training will help administrators provide sensitivity training and education on fighting the stereotypes and assumptions about older adults and the aging process. Read More »

LeadingAge center tackles workforce challenges

The new group will explore long-term and post-acute care staffing issues and provide resources to combat turnover. Read More »

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels. Read More »