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New Study Reveals Virtual Reality Can Enhance Emotional Well-Being and Engagement in Seniors

A study by Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab in collaboration with Mynd Immersive and AT&T G5 Healthcare reveals ho... Read More »

What Assisted Living Communities Can Do to Prevent Resident Elopements

Assisted living and dementia care facilities were recently thrust into the spotlight when The Washington Post published an article highli... Read More »

LeadingAge Seeks to Train Frontline Staff to Support Residents

LeadingAge Maryland has announced a new two-year project, Scaling What Works. Designed to help maintenance staff and property managers at... Read More »

How Senior Care Communities Can Develop a Fall Recovery Plan for Resident and Staff Safety

Falls are a significant risk in senior care communities, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting that more th... Read More »

How One Senior Care Facility Creates a Safer Workplace for Staff

When Canterbury Woods Williamsville and Canterbury Woods Gates Circle won a 2023 MEMIC Award for Excellence in Safety, it marked the succ... Read More »

Barclay Friends Takes a Unique and Creative Approach to Recruiting CNAs

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play a crucial role in delivering personalized and compassionate care to elderly residents. Adequate ... Read More »

Disaster Preparedness Strategies for Senior Care Communities

Senior care communities spend a great deal of energy focused on resident safety, but one key element of resident safety that is often ove... Read More »

How Fear of Retaliation Keeps Nursing Home Residents From Reporting Abuse

Elder abuse in nursing homes is a deeply troubling issue that poses a serious threat to the safety and well-being of residents. In June 2... Read More »

SDOH Items on the MDS: Be Proactive to Avoid Staff—and Resident—Negativity

The new social determinants of health (SDOH) items that are being added to the MDS effective Oct. 1, 2023, can be shocking to nurse asses... Read More »

How to Design a Dining Plan That Works

Crafting Custom Dining Solutions: Discover expert tips on tailoring dining plans for senior living communities. Create a nourishing and enjoyable culinary experience today! Read More »

A New Data-Driven Program Helps Identify High-Risk Individuals

ArchCare, the Archdiocese of New York’s healthcare system that cares for more than 10,000 seniors, the poor, and persons with special nee... Read More »

Recognizing the Many Benefits That Telemedicine Offers Assisted Living Residents

The use of telemedicine in senior care settings accelerated during the pandemic, and we’re still understanding the various benefits and w... Read More »

Strategies for Implementing AI Staffing Solutions in Your Senior Care Facility

Previously, we examined how staffing shortages are impacting the recruitment and staffing processes for senior care communities. We also ... Read More »

How AI Can Help Senior Care Facilities Alleviate Staffing Shortages

The senior care industry faces unprecedented staffing shortages, making recruiting, hiring, and staff management all the more challenging... 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 to Ensure Memory Care Staff Receive Quality, Ongoing Training

Staff training is essential to ensure that you’re able to provide residents with quality care. While staff might complete training sessio... Read More »

A Focus on Food Safety in Senior Care

Food preparation and service are integral aspects of senior care settings. In addition to challenges such as providing a varied and appea... Read More »

The Parkinson’s Foundation Announces the Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care Program

In January 2023, the Parkinson’s Foundation announced the Community Partners in Parkinson’s Care Program. The program is designed to prov... 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 »

How Peer Support Helps Alleviate Loneliness in Senior Care Residents

Part 2 of a 2-part series on addressing the loneliness epidemic in senior care In part one of this article, we introduced you to several ... Read More »

CDC: Behavioral Approaches Matter When Building Vaccine Confidence

In the Dec. 13, 2022, Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call and slide set (beginning on slide 44), the Centers for Di... Read More »

How to Improve and Create More Valuable Staff Evaluations at Your Senior Care Facility

Staff evaluations are a key element of measuring employee performance and ensuring staff receive the support they need. But some common i... 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 »

Strategies to Boost Staff and Resident Morale in Senior Care Settings

Staff morale can impact staff performance, retention, and the quality of care that a senior care organization can deliver to residents. B... 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 »

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 »

How Creating a Positive Workplace Culture Can Help Your Senior Care Facility Thrive

A workplace culture can affect everything from employee satisfaction to performance. A positive workplace culture can attract the types o... Read More »

Best Practices to Improve the Hiring Process and Attract the Best Candidates

In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance about the nursing home five-star rating system. That gu... Read More »

Best Practices When Implementing a Senior Care COVID-19 Testing Program

Proper diagnosis allows organizations to respond quickly to COVID-19 outbreaks. Read More »