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[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 »

[Free CE Webinar] Infection Prevention in LTC, presented by Clorox Healthcare

Participants will learn how to create an effective and successful environmental cleaning & disinfection program in the LTC setting. 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 »

Best Practices to Integrate Contact Tracing into Daily Senior Care Facility Operations

Contact tracing is an essential tool in helping to prevent COVID-19 transmission, and it’s a tool that all senior care facilities need to implement. Read More »

How COVID-19 Could Bring a Resurgence of the “Neighborhood” Planning Model

This model features a smaller dining room and living room in each smaller “neighborhood,” reducing congestion and potential disease spread. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Help Minimize the Impact of Falls

Senior care facilities need to not only work to prevent falls, but also to minimize the injuries that result when falls do occur. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Improve Family Communication and Connections During the Pandemic

With COVID and budget constraints, senior care facilities are searching for ways to connect residents and their families. Read More »

Podcast: SmartCells Solutions are Making Seniors Safer

Bryce Betteridge, CEO of SmartCells Cushioning Technology, was recently featured on a podcast about senior care to highlight how his company is helping prevent fall-related injuries in seniors. Read More »

Strategies to Facilitate Safe In-Person Visits

Some facilities are moving toward allowing in-person visits again. But this is a complicated decision that needs to be made deliberately and cautiously. Read More »

Assisted Living/Dementia Care: What To Do When Couples Have Different Needs

Many couples want to live as many of their "better" years together, and they want solutions within senior living that allow them to live together as long as is practical. Read More »

Senior Fall Prevention – What Is Missing?

Fall prevention is important, but mitigating the injuries that may result from a fall is equally important - and often overlooked. Read More »

SmartCells Flooring Success Story

Learn how SmartCells Flooring allows your loved one greater freedom to live in their home, or yours, for a longer period of time by reducing fall-related injuries. 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 »

Federal Strategies and Procedures Designed to Protect Seniors

President Trump recently released a statement detailing how his administration is supporting America’s seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 »

Two-Way Radios Improve Communication During COVID-19 Crisis

Some medical facilities are relying on two-way radios to help improve communication among staff during the COVID-19 crisis. 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 »

Patients with Dementia Pose Unique Security Challenges and Risks for LTC Facilities – But Technology Can Help

Long Term Care (LTC) facilities experience unique security challenges, including access and egress control, relating to patients with dementia-related conditions. 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 »

Building Sustainability in Your Facility

Reducing energy and resource usage isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your bottom line, too. 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 »

Q&A: What to Know Before You Build or Renovate

Planning to renovate, expand or build a new facility? Read this first. Read More »

Plugging in

Powering on in a nursing home means meeting fire safety codes designed to keep residents safe, but compliance isn’t always easy or cheap for residents trying to make their space a comfortable, functional home.  Read More »

Growing new life

Eldergrow is bringing the outdoors inside and sowing joy and purpose for residents.  Read More »

TheWorxHub adds security management application

The mobile application can be used on any device and integrates data reporting within TheWorxHub’s operations management system. Read More »

Update: 8 seniors dead from Hurricane Irma

A power outage from Hurricane Irma left residents in sweltering heat for a prolonged period of time.  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 »

CMS waives provider screening, DME requirements for TX and LA hurricane victims

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is temporarily waiving its usual requirements for acquiring or replacing medical equipment or prosthetics and is easing provider screening rules for Texas and Louisiana providers and suppliers impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Read More »