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Ways to Use Music to Benefit Senior Care Residents: Part I

Humans have enjoyed music for thousands of years, but music offers more benefits than just enjoyment. Read More »

What the Senior Care Industry Needs to Know About Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is already causing thousands of deaths annually, and seniors are particularly at risk. Read More »

Strategies for Working with Combative Residents

There are many ways that senior care facilities can support their staff and residents when tensions rise. Read More »

How Senior Care Community Design is Changing to Become More Pet-Friendly

As more studies reveal the benefits of pets, senior care communities are increasingly adopting pet-friendly approaches. Read More »

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. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »