Infection control

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 an Assisted Living Residence Used Anti-COVID Biotechnology to Reclaim Normalcy

Learn how The 80th Street Residence was able to transition back to a more regular lifestyle for residents. Read More »

The COVID-19 Vaccine: Where Are We Now?

With multiple efforts underway to ensure seniors are vaccinated, we are now starting to see positive results. Read More »

Perspectives: Will People Return to Senior Care Facilities After the Pandemic? (Part II)

One expert predicts that the definition of facilities and the role they play will change, even if there is no dramatic physical restructuring. Read More »

New White Paper From Vernon Manor, a Facility on the Front Lines of COVID

Download a new white paper from a facility that has had an extraordinary track record against COVID. Read More »

Perspectives: Will People Return to Senior Care Facilities After the Pandemic? (Part I)

Will more families opt to keep loved ones at home, rather than relying on senior care facilities? What would this mean for the industry? Read More »

Leverage Technology to Better Serve Older Adults: Lessons from 2020 and Ideas for the Future Reduce Social Isolation in Senior Living

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 »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Keri Jaeger of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice

In its 40 years of operation, Mount Evans has never refused to treat any patient who lacked insurance or the means to pay. Read More »

What Senior Care Facilities Need to Know About COVID-19 Liability

In addition to numerous other challenges, the pandemic brings significant legal complications that facilities need to be aware of. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Improve Respirator Fit Testing for Better Staff and Resident Safety

Quantitative fit tests directly measure the quality of a respirator’s fit and supply data to the user. Read More »

How To Prepare for the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

The FDA recommendation of the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines brings the senior care industry closer to protecting residents and staff. Read More »

The Importance of Preparing for Flu Season in 2020

Given the added risks presented by COVID-19, flu control measures are more important than ever this year. Read More »

[Webinar on Demand] COVID-19 Solutions for Senior Care Facilities

// 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. Watch this webinar now to examine important steps and solutions that allow for improved safety during the pandemic. We'll highlight best practices and success stories from facilities that have successfully adapted to the challenges of the coronavirus. Read More »

Safely Welcoming Visitors to Senior Care Facilities

Allowing visitors back is full of new challenges. Here are some strategies to keep in mind. Read More »

Special Report: Caring for the LGBTQ+ Population

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »