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New Study Reveals Preferences for Post-Acute Care at Home or in Facility-Based Settings

After a hospital stay, patients often rely on skilled nursing facilities or home health agencies for post-acute care. A new study publish... Read More »

Strategies to Help Senior Care Leaders Navigate Change

Change is inherent in the senior care industry, but it’s also a tremendous challenge that leaders must successfully navigate. New program... Read More »

How Senior Care Communities Can Keep Dining Menus Fresh and Exciting

Meals are a very important part of the senior care experience, but it’s easy for dining menus to become repetitive. Fresh and varied menu... Read More »

Reactions to the Finalized CMS Nursing Home Staffing Standards

On April 22, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilitie... Read More »

The Silver Lining: Making Bath Time a Spa Experience for Seniors

Today’s seniors crave a lifestyle experience that extends beyond basic necessities. This includes their bathrooms, particularly the... Read More »

How to Manage a Diverse Senior Care Workforce

A diverse workforce brings many advantages to senior care communities, including enhanced creativity and innovation, varied perspectives,... Read More »

Strategies to Manage Staff Absences in Senior Care Settings

Senior care communities depend on their staff to provide quality care, and absences can have a significant impact on residents and remain... Read More »

How Changing Dining Room Chairs Can Reduce Your Human Resources Workload

With the staffing challenges facing the senior care industry, senior care community human resources (HR) departments face unprecedented c... Read More »

How Senior Care Communities Can Leverage Telemedicine to Improve Quality of Care

On June 30, 2024, South Dakota Senate Bill 209 will go into effect. The bill appropriates $5,000,000 in federal funds for grants to nursi... Read More »

Rethinking Caregiving in America: A Framework for Growth and Sustainability

The case for supporting family caregivers as an integral part of the care team, with examples of innovation from Geisinger, Rush Universi... Read More »

Alzheimer’s Association Report Finds Lack of Care Navigation Support and Shortage of Direct Care Workers

The Alzheimer’s Association released its 2024 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report in March. The special report, Mapping a Better... Read More »

How to Choose the Best Workforce Management Software for Your Facility

In the evolving senior care landscape, senior care communities must adapt to address shifting workforce management needs. With increasing... Read More »

How Dining Room Chair Choice Can Reduce Administrative and Maintenance Burdens in Senior Care Settings

Dining rooms are the heart of senior care communities. They are where residents, friends, and family members gather and connect, and meal... Read More »

Strategies to Boost Staff Satisfaction in Senior Care Communities

Given the ongoing staffing challenges that senior care communities face, as well as the cost of training new staff, many communities simp... Read More »

Staffing Solutions for the Senior Care Industry

Our aim with this report is to help you and your organization discover new ways to think about senior care practices and continue to impr... Read More »

Senior Living Community Finds Connections and Support from Cadet Volunteers

Finding new ways to provide residents with companionship and support can be challenging for many senior care communities. But the Kempton... Read More »

The Evolving Senior Care Industry: How to Address Senior Housing Shortages

As Baby Boomers age and enter retirement, the United States’ aging population is quickly growing. This senior population increase results... Read More »

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 »

How Senior Care Communities Can Protect Residents Against Wildfire Smoke

Every summer and fall, wildfires stretch across the western United States and Canada, sending carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and partic... Read More »

How Senior Care Communities Can Keep Residents Connected with Nature

In our previous article, we highlighted a study that reveals that nature may have a significant impact on overall and mental health for s... Read More »

The Importance of Nature for Senior Well-Being

Reconnecting with nature has long been regarded as refreshing and even healing. Now, a new study reveals potential benefits of living nea... Read More »

How to Reduce the Physical Demands of Caregivers, Prevent Falls, and Make Mealtimes Easier and Safer for Seniors and Caregivers

You’ll get critical info on: How traditional dining room chairs lead to potential injuries for caregivers and residents When reside... Read More »

Minnesota’s New Assisted Living Report Card Helps Families Find the Right Care

Those searching for assisted living in Minnesota now have a new tool. In late January, the state’s new Assisted Living Report Card ... Read More »

How Senior Care Communities Are Using Intergenerational Programming to Build Connections

When Oak Trace Senior Living hosted its second annual Lego celebration, residents, their friends and families, and staff all came togethe... Read More »

How the New Independent Contractor Rule Could Impact the Senior Care Gig Economy

In January 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced a final rule on classifying workers as employees or independent contracto... 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 »

What to Look for When Buying Disinfection Solutions for Senior Care Settings

Wheelchairs, commodes, carts, and more are used daily in senior care communities, posing an ongoing cleaning and disinfection challenge. ... Read More »

Study Finds Link Between Cumulative Loneliness and Mortality

Loneliness has been well-established not only as a public health concern, but also as a significant and common risk in senior care settin... Read More »

How Senior Care Communities Can Use Their Websites and Social Media to Build Trust

Senior care communities face some unique marketing challenges compared to other industries. One of those top challenges is how to build a... Read More »

Protecting Seniors in Your Care: The Hidden Dangers of Mold and Mildew

Slips and falls are often highlighted as top risks in senior care community bathrooms. But one often overlooked threat is the presence of... Read More »