Activities

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Future to Evaluating Brain Health Could Lie in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality offers more than entertainment – it’s now being used to analyze brain health. Read More »

How One Senior Living Facility is Learning From COVID-19 and Moving Forward in 2021

One owner is taking lessons learned from the pandemic to move forward with increased awareness and improved planning. Read More »

How the Pandemic Affected Senior Placement

One expert says families are still somewhat nervous but more open to having their loved one move to residential care. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Harness the Benefits of Meditation for Residents and Staff

Meditation offers many benefits, from increased relaxation to lowered stress and more. Read More »

The Post-Vaccine Senior Care Industry: What Changes Lie Ahead

While more and more senior care facilities reach greater vaccination numbers in residents and staff, the steps that those facilities take next may differ. 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 »

Increasing Census in Senior Care: 4 Customer Experience Strategies

With occupancy rates in senior care down significantly due to the pandemic, many care providers are working to climb back their census. Read More »

Understanding Depression Among Seniors

A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of Americans age 65 and older who experience depression will not seek treatment. Read More »

Fighting COVID-19-Related Loneliness in Senior Care Communities During the Winter

While many facilities were previously able to facilitate outdoor activities and visits, cold weather has put a stop to those activities in many areas. Read More »

Key Findings About Nursing Home Resident Experiences During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered not only how nursing homes function, but also how residents experience life. Read More »

Fighting Senior Loneliness With Laughter

A certified Laughter Yoga Leader is bringing laughter yoga (virtually) to residents in senior care settings. Read More »

Special Report: Adaption and Innovation During COVID-19

Learn how other facilities are combatting COVID-19 and keeping residents and staff safe. Read More »

Best Practices When Implementing Virtual Tours

Not only are virtual tours ideal during this time, they also offer many benefits that can continue on after the pandemic has ended. Read More »

How Virtual Reality Is Keeping Seniors Entertained and Engaged During the Pandemic

Social distancing protocols require finding alternative ways to keep residents socially connected and engaged. Read More »

Identifying COVID-19 Solutions for Senior Care Facilities

Our panel of experts identified some important strategies for combatting COVID-19 at senior living facilities. Read More »

Strategies to Combat Pandemic Fatigue in Senior Care Facility Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant, ongoing stress for senior care facility staff, leading to pandemic fatigue. Read More »

Best Practices in Handling Negative Feedback During the Pandemic

Emotions are running high, but it’s essential that facilities establish a deliberate plan to best handle negative feedback right now. Read More »

Management Skill Requirement: Work on Staff Resilience

Your residents need special care and attention during COVID-19, and so does your staff. Read More »

How Technology Tools Help Senior Care Facilities Navigate the Pandemic

Technology has recently taken on new and significant roles in older adult care settings. Read More »

Strategies to Help Residents Cope with Loss During the Pandemic

Learn how facilities and caregivers can play an important role in helping to support residents during 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »