Resident Care

How Senior Care Communities Can Use Technology to Combat the Staffing Shortage

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, paired with widespread staff shortages, have contributed to staffing challenges in the senior care industry. 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 »

How to Use Goals to Improve Resident Health and Happiness

Goals are an essential and daily part of running a senior care facility, and they can be powerful change motivators. Read More »

The Newest Trends in Senior Care Facility Design

The senior care industry has undergone tremendous change recently, along with the physical buildings and layouts of senior care communities. Read More »

Strategies to Better Support Unhappy Residents in Your Senior Care Facility

There are several challenges a facility needs to be prepared for when helping residents to feel that their concerns are being addressed. 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 »

Combatting the Potential “Mass Exodus” of Nursing Home Employees Due to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

The recent COVID-19 vaccination mandate could have grave consequences that affect senior care staffing. 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 »

Bridging the Doctor-Patient Gap to Better Manage Chronic Diseases in Long-Term Care Settings

Often, chronic conditions are best managed by closely working with a resident’s doctor, but facilitating clear communication can be challenging. 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 »

Best Practices for Senior Care Facilities When Addressing Negative Online Feedback

Negative reviews can damage a facility’s reputation if left unaddressed, so it's important to respond promptly and appropriately. Read More »

How the Senior Care Industry Can Restore Trust and Increase Occupancy

Three thought leaders share strategies to rebuild trust with residents and families, increase occupancy levels, and leverage technology. 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 »

Identifying and Addressing Fall Risks in Senior Care Settings

According to the CDC, more than one out of four people age 65 and older fall each year, and falling once doubles the chance of another fall. 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 »

Healthy Exercise Tips for Seniors in Senior Care Settings

Exercise has many important benefits for seniors, and senior care facilities can facilitate regular sessions. 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 to Look for When Choosing a Staffing Agency for Your Senior Care Facility

To get the best results out of working with any staffing agency, careful screening is essential. Read More »

Top Ways to Ensure a Smooth Transition for New Residents

If you want to improve your residents’ experience from the very beginning, it may be time to reexamine how you’re handling transitions. Read More »

Ensure Follow Up for Your Senior Care Facility Marketing Leads

You could be missing out on opportunities and wasting your marketing dollars. Read More »

National Assisted Living Week: A Chance to Celebrate Assisted Living Communities

Whether your facility has participated in the past or is considering participating in 2021, this year’s NALW is particularly meaningful. 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 »

Webinar: Rebuilding the Senior Care Industry: How to Increase Occupancy and Restore Trust

A new i Advance Senior Care webinar for executives, administrators, directors and other care leaders at senior care and LTC facilities.  The past year has been full of unprecedented challenges for the senior care industry. The pandemic has led to low occupancy levels and has eroded resident and family trust in the industry. In response, senior care facilities need to take new approaches to rebuilding that trust and driving occupancy. Come learn new best practices and innovative approaches that can help your senior care facility rebuild. This one-hour webinar will include a Q&A session at the end, so come prepared with your questions. Read More »

How One Senior Living Community Makes Staff Retention a Priority

Management at Virginia's Goodwin House found unique and effective ways to support staff during the pandemic. Read More »

Designing Resident Safety Plans for Senior Care Facilities: Best Practices

A detailed, well-thought-out plan can enhance both resident safety and family engagement and comfort levels. Read More »

Lessons from a New Senior Care Survey About the Impacts of the Pandemic

The pandemic has not only reshaped the senior care industry; it’s also reshaped how family caregivers and older adults feel about senior care. Read More »

Best Practices for Introducing Therapy Animals to a Senior Living Setting

To keep visits safe and positive, it’s important to carefully choose the therapy animals that you bring in. 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 »

How to Choose the Right Technology Partner for Your Senior Care Facility

A talented technology partner can help you make the most of your tech systems and prevent potential problems before they occur. Read More »