Resident Care

CDC: Protect Staff With Underlying Conditions Against COVID-19

Staff at skilled nursing facilities and other senior care facilities risk serious illness if infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Monday, 4/6: How Public Health Failed, and More

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Friday, 4/3: Therapy Chickens and More

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Survey: Senior Care Leaders Extremely Concerned About COVID-19 Impacts and Supplies

The Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care and its leading media brand, i Advance Senior Care, are conducting surveys to uncover COVID-19’s current impact on senior care and long-term care facilities in the United States. The results of the initial survey are now available. Read More »

Coronavirus preparedness for senior care facilities: The latest scientific recommendations

Guidelines for preventing COVID-19 and managing coronavirus infection in senior care facilities are rapidly evolving. Read on for the latest. Read More »

4 Strategies to Help Families Plan for End-of-Life Care

Navigating sickness and death is difficult for anyone. Your senior care facility will play an important role in helping families through this period. Read More »

Use Caution with Heartburn Medications

As a senior care leader, prescribing or distributing medications, it’s critical to know the latest pharma recalls and modified warning labels Read More »

Coronavirus: The role of social distancing in senior care facilities

Social distancing is challenging in a senior care facility. Here we share expert advice for social distancing at meals and with visitors Read More »

The Relationship Between Senior Care and Pharmacy Solutions: Part 2

Medication management challenges senior care facilities. Explore pharmacy solutions including medication therapy management and formulary management. Read More »

CMS releases new Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in nursing homes

The rapid worldwide spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is obviously of great concern to long-term care facilities. As with most things, however, preparation is preferable to panic, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have released new guidance that should help with these efforts. Read More »

Caring for Seniors with Autism

Adults with autism are increasingly moving into senior care facilities. Here are suggestions to make care for seniors with ASD better and a little easier. Read More »

Battling Dehydration Among Seniors

Many seniors are chronically dehydrated — and their symptoms easily misdiagnosed. Help your residents avoid the serious health consequences of dehydration. Read More »

Sexual Expression and Intimacy: How to Develop a Strong Policy

Providers should consider developing a resident-centered policy for the management of resident sexual activity - here are the guidelines to consider. Read More »

Alcohol Abuse Among Seniors

Older adults have some of the highest rates of alcoholism, and these rates are on the rise. If you find any of your residents appear to be showing signs of an alcohol problem, it may be time to intervene. Read More »

Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans for Senior Care Facilities

48% of all structural fires in health care facilities occurred in skilled nursing facilities. You can reduce the risk of a fire becoming a tragic event. Read More »

Community Building Through Gaming

A trip to the virtual casino may provide lonely seniors with a real sense of community. Online "social gaming" can represent an opportunity for your facility to provide additional engagement and social opportunities to your residents. Read More »

5 Ways to Minimize Falls in Senior Care Facilities

Fall prevention is essential not just because it helps to prevent injuries, but because it helps people maintain independence as the body ages. Here are 5 strategies. Read More »

Lifelong Learning for Better Resident Health and Engagement

Provide a variety of opportunities for your residents to continue learning well into their later years. Read More »

The Promise of Voice Tech in Senior Living: A Q&A with Fahad Aziz of Caremerge

Fahad Aziz is CTO and cofounder of Caremerge, an EHR and engagement platform for senior living. Here, he shares his insights on the state of voice technology in senior living communities and how smart speakers can impact resident and community well-being. Read More »

Curbing Opioid Abuse and Diversion in Long-Term Care Facilities

Senior care facilities are not immune to complications related to the opioid crisis. What can you do to prevent diversion and keep all medications in your facility safer? Read More »

Medication Management in Senior Living

Best practices for helping residents in assisted living facilities stay healthy. Read More »

Making the Holidays Brighter

Integrating families and the wider community can make a potentially lonely time brighter for residents. Read More »

Handling the Finances for a Senior with Dementia

For family and caregivers, handling someone else’s finances can be a difficult task, particularly when that individual is afflicted with dementia. Read More »

Protecting Your Residents From Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation or abuse of older adults occurs when a person’s resources are used by another for personal profit or gain, or actions are taken that deprive an older person of his or her rightful benefits. No one is immune. This sort of theft can happen to anyone, regardless of social standing or education levels. Read More »

Battling Drug Resistance in Long-Term Care Facilities

Know which bugs to watch out for and how to thwart their spread. Read More »

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Music can reach people in ways other therapies cannot. Read More »

Treating Depression and Loneliness in SNFs and LTC Facilities

More than just feeling blue, these conditions can threaten the health of your residents. Read More »

Virtual Reality and Reminiscence Therapy

New technology can make remembering a more enjoyable experience for people with dementia. Read More »

Surviving Flu Season

This annual scourge can be a major health threat for residents and staff. Read More »