Resident Care

Cultures, Stigma and Alzheimer’s

People from around the world continue to hold stigma towards cognitive impairments. Read More »

Discovery Senior Living’s SHINE Memory Care Program Takes a Scientific Approach to Dementia

The SHINE program takes a unique approach to memory care, and it was recently recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for its work. Read More »

An Experimental Drug Seeks to Stop COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

A new clinical trial assesses the safety and effectiveness of LY-CoV555, an antibody against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Marketing Strategy Changes for the Pandemic

It's vital that your facility’s marketing team pivots to stay effective during COVID-19. Read More »

Senior Living Residents Put Extra Pandemic Time to Good Use Sewing Dresses for Girls in Africa

Seniors' hard work resulted in the creation of over 350 face masks and 76 dresses for charity. Read More »

Significant Provider Victory in Major COVID-19 Case

Life Care Center of Kirkland has achieved a significant legal victory relating to its much-maligned handling of an early COVID-19 outbreak. Read More »

COVID-19 Emergency Prep: Are You Ready for What’s Next?

Learn how to develop a workable pandemic infection control plan that reduces the risk (and impact) of future COVID-19 outbreaks. Read More »

[Webinar] COVID-19 Solutions for Senior Care Facilities – Best practices and success stories to keep your residents and employees safe

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 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 »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Arif Nazir

Dr. Nazir talks about COVID testing, therapeutics, and keeping spirits high during this challenging time. 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 »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Karl Steinberg, President-Elect of AMDA

Dr. Steinberg champions the care provided by nursing homes and the value of perspective and kindness. 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 »

Caregivers – We’ll Be There When You Can’t Be

Learning to take care of yourself as well as implementing strategies to avoid fall injuries is important. 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 »

Are More Civil Money Penalties the Answer?

CMS has announced that it has imposed more than $15 million in civil money penalties (CMPs) on more than 3,400 nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this effective? Read More »

How To Ease Dementia Behaviors and Tensions During a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the medical industry and the lives of families, especially those that have loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. 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 »

E-Notes Bring Residents Valuable Connections During COVID-19

The Maine Health Care Association saw an opportunity to connect children at home with seniors unable to visit their loved ones. Read More »

COVID-19 and the Elderly: Could MMR Vaccination Slow the Pandemic?

There is an important possible explanation for why there is such difference of COVID-19 mortality rates: the implementation of MMR vaccination programs. Read More »

Special Report: COVID-19 and the Senior Care Industry

The resources in this new report can help senior care leaders learn from what other facilities are doing and better protect the seniors in your care. Read More »

Guide to Safely Spending Time Outside

Because of the pandemic, letting residents go outside requires more thought and planning than it has in previous years. But it's still highly worthwhile. Read More »

How Maryland Baptist Aged Home Avoided COVID-19

Learn how administrators at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in Baltimore have prevented COVID-19 from entering the facility. Read More »

Clinical Trials Test New Drug for Prevention of COVID-19 in Elderly Residents

The drug has been shown in lab studies to inhibit the replication of many respiratory viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Could Robotic Therapy Pets Support Senior Care Facility Residents?

For seniors with dementia, robotic pets can have a lifechanging effect. Read More »

Current Challenges are Opportunities for Dining Improvements

As senior living dining rooms prepare to reopen in senior living communities, operators need to recognize the huge opportunity they have in restarting their dining programs. Read More »

Beyond the Mask: How Caregivers Can Still Make Personal Connections

For senior care facility residents, interacting with caregivers, doctors, and specialists wearing PPE, particularly masks, can be an alienating experience. 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 »