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Key Findings from the “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout” Webinar

On October 27, I Advance Senior Care hosted a webinar titled, “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout.” S... 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Strategies to Combat Ageism in Senior Care Settings

Ageism encompasses stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination toward others and ourselves that is based on age. Read More »

Actionable Steps to Improve Nursing Home Operations and Patient Outcomes

A new report on the quality of care in nursing homes details seven overarching conclusions. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Safely Welcome Visitors Back

Technology can help ensure building security, gather visitor information, monitor visitor access, and more. Read More »

Best Practices in Creating Smooth Leadership Transitions in Senior Care Organizations

Upper-level management play a key role in how well staff are able to adapt to leadership shifts. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Leslie Eber

Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD, is the medical director of the Orchard Park Health Care Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Read More »

Is it Time to Revisit Your Facility’s Natural Disaster Plan?

Three experts share best practices to help ensure your facility’s natural disaster plan is strong. Read More »

Ways Senior Care Communities Can Improve Medication Management

Medication management is now more challenging than ever given current staff shortages and heightened workloads. Read More »

CMS Targets Vaccines and Work Restrictions as Staff COVID-19 Infections Skyrocket

In conjunction with community spread over the past few weeks, the number of nursing homes with new COVID-19 infections has increased. Read More »

Challenges Facing Senior Care in 2022

We reached out to experts in the senior care field to learn their predictions about the coming year. Read More »

COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes: Are You Doing All Four Kinds?

Testing is one of the key tools that nursing homes and other postacute care providers have to prevent and contain COVID outbreaks. Read More »

Early Illness Detection in Residents Saves Missouri Nursing Homes and Payers $32 Million

Early illness detection has long been recognized for its importance in improving nursing home resident recovery and health outcomes. It's also a money-saver. Read More »

Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Nursing Home Staff

Nursing homes must require that staff are vaccinated in order to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. Read More »

Long-Term Care Demand Surge: Partnerships Can Help Facilities Prepare

The long-term care industry is facing increased demand that will more than triple in the coming three decades. Read More »

How to Forge Strong Relationships with Residents’ Families

Positive communication and regular interactions with residents’ families are key to building trust. Read More »

What Senior Care Facilities Need to Know About the Delta Variant

A doctor explains why the Delta variant is so easily transmissible, and the measures he recommends to protect residents. Read More »

COVID-19 Trends in Nursing Homes Make CMS “Very Concerned”

A surge of COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents and staff combined with stagnant vaccination rates for staff is a warning sign. Read More »

What the Long-Term Care Equality Index 2021 Reveals About LGBTQ Inclusion in Senior Care Settings

LGBTQ seniors fear being discriminated against or not being able to get the care they need. Read More »

Quality Skilled Nursing Notes in SNFs Require Management

The new focus on nursing documentation is consistent with the fact that many SNFs no longer provide straight therapy to Part A residents. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Zachary Palace, MD, CMD

Dr. Zachary Palace, MD, CMD is the Medical Director of the Hebrew Home of Riverdale, which has cared for residents for more than 100 years. Read More »

What We Can Do to Preserve the Future of Long-Term Care

The long-term care industry faces multiple challenges, many of which were in existence before the pandemic. Where do we go from here? Read More »

The Growing Role of AI in the Senior Care Industry

What options are best for your facility, and how can you best get started using AI? Read More »

How to Support Families and Residents Through the Joy and Grief of Reopening Visits

The first in-person visits after lockdown can evoke a wide range of emotions in residents and family members alike. Read More »