COVID-19

CMS Targets Vaccines and Work Restrictions as Staff COVID-19 Infections Skyrocket

In conjunction with community spread over the past few weeks, the number of nursing homes with new COVID-19 infections has increased. Read More »

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 »

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 »

Strategies to Fight the Silo Effect in Senior Care

The silo mentality can easily take effect in senior care settings, so active efforts to combat it are important. Read More »

How to Use Goals to Improve Resident Health and Happiness

Goals are an essential and daily part of running a senior care facility, and they can be powerful change motivators. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Biden Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Nursing Home Staff

Nursing homes must require that staff are vaccinated in order to continue receiving Medicare and Medicaid funding. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Important Findings of the Seniors Housing Midyear Outlook

The report examines data regarding occupancy rates, rent averages, and stock and investment outlooks. Read More »

Special Report: Moving Forward: Beginning the Senior Care Industry Rebuilding Process

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 »

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 »

Strategies for Improved Staff Communications

Strong, timely staff communication is essential to a senior living community’s success. 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 »

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 »

The Role of Innovation in Rebuilding the Senior Care Industry

The future of telehealth and the post-pandemic evolution of virtual care will play a key role moving forward. 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 »

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 »

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 »

What We Can Do to Preserve the Future of Long-Term Care

The long-term care industry faces multiple challenges, many of which were in existence before the pandemic. Where do we go from here? Read More »

Caregiver Voices: Caregivers Reflect on the Pandemic

As we’ve navigated the pandemic, many caregivers have taken on new roles and faced new challenges. Read More »