Culture Change

10 Tips for Improved Leadership Communications

Better communication can improve your workplace culture and lead to better staff commitment and longevity. Read More »

Beyond Survey: Creating a Culture of Staff Competency

As nurse leaders, we often take for granted that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to adequately and safely care for the diverse needs of all our residents, especially new admissions. Read More »

Mourning before death

Families may be grieving how cognition or illness have diminished the capacity of a loved one, stirring up emotions that aren’t usually acknowledged until after death. Caregivers have an opportunity to ease the anticipatory loss or long goodbye to help families acknowledge their feelings, seek support and connect with one another before it’s too late. Read More »

Setting an example

2016 Leader of Tomorrow award recipient Bruce William thanks a former boss turned mentor for showing him how to serve and move the long-term care industry forward. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time. Read More »

Fundraising: Putting mission over money

Inspiring charitable giving is crucial for not-for-profit organizations. Harvard professor Jennifer McCrea explains how to engage potential contributors in a conversation about mission instead of money. Read More »

Person-centered care improves resident satisfaction

Care that’s personal is more impactful, according to a new study in JAMDA.  Read More »

Recognizing employees

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears liked that her former facility started an employee award program but wished it were better explained and communicated to residents. Read More »

Stuck in the status quo

Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits. Read More »

Serving others

The long-term care industry can learn from the hospitality industry what it means to serve the customer and not our own ego. Read More »

Creating a sustained culture of aging with Joan Devine

With the Fall Memory Care Forum fast approaching, the Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care (IASC) invites all thoughts and expertise on long-term care, acute care, and, of course, memory care for the betterment of clinicians, executives, administrators, and residents. This episode discusses memory care with Joan Devine, director of education for the Pioneer Network, a national non-profit organization whose goal is to provide a positive culture change toward eldercare.     Read More »

NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves.  Read More »

Hispanics hesitant to accept nursing homes, assisted living

Skilled nursing facilities and other senior care settings are finding their least-receptive demographic is the nation’s fastest-growing one: Hispanics. Read More »

The Top Secrets Employees Aren’t Telling You: Culture Change in Modern Long-Term Care

The I Advance Senior Care Podcast (or IASC Podcast, for short), hosted by Adam Armstrong – Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care – tackles the biggest topics in senior and memory care with the movers, shakers, and change makers. Armstrong sits down with top thought leaders and subject matter experts to discuss their past, their present position, and how they plan to lead other senior care professionals into the future.     Read More »

IASC launches new expert podcast series

I Advance Senior Care now offers candid conversations from thought leaders and experts in the field about their experiences, the changing industry and what keeps them up at night. Read More »

And the 2017 OPTIMA Award winners are…

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care and this year’s new award, the OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Memory Care. Read More »

Dementia diagnosis affects outlook on life

Penn Medicine researchers have found that a dementia diagnosis can cause people with the neurodegenerative disease to report lower self-assessments on their quality of life.  Read More »

LeadingAge, VCU collaborate on ageism awareness training

The video-based training will help administrators provide sensitivity training and education on fighting the stereotypes and assumptions about older adults and the aging process. Read More »

Brookdale tackles advance care planning

The senior living provider and Iris Plans have partnered to offer residents end-of-life care planning services.  Read More »

Putting humanity in healthcare

A new interdisciplinary minor will focus on healthcare at the intersection of medicine and healing.  Read More »

Sing and dance to assisted living

A musical imagines life at an assisted living facility.  Read More »

Putting men in the caregiving spotlight

A recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that a growing number of family caregivers are men, but few are getting the support or resources to make caring easier. Read More »

Asbury Communities launches campaign against ageism

In celebration of Older Americans Month, the national initiative tackles culture change and the stereotypes of seniors by asking, “What’s age got to do with it?” Read More »

Leading the charge to Argentum 2018

Senior care leaders convened at the annual Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Nashville to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. Read More »

Minding my business

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears knows aides must share information to provide the best possible care. She wonders if sometimes they ask for, or share, too much private information in a public setting. Read More »

Mass. proposes increased LTC funding

State legislators are rallying behind bills to increase wages for nursing home workers and Medicaid reimbursement levels for nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.  Read More »

2017 Leaders of Tomorrow: Complete coverage

Did you miss some of our week-long 2017 Leaders of Tomorrow coverage? Here's the complete coverage all in one place. We hope you'll be inspired by the impact their leadership has made in their own workplaces and perhaps find a few take-homes to apply at yours.  Read More »

Pilot program care model reduces hospitalizations

Indiana skilled nursing facilities participating in the OPTIMISTIC project have significantly reduced all-cause and avoidable hospitalizations. Read More »

2017 Leader of Tomorrow: Peter Gray, MHA

Doing the right thing doesn't have to cost a lot. In fact, it can reduce costs and improve the quality of care, Leader of Tomorrow Peter Gray has found. In the process, he's transformed Benefis health System's Senior Care from a one- to five-star facility in under three years. Read More »

Loud, proud and aging

New research shows how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are stronger but also more vulnerable to health risks as they age, highlighting the importance of community and understanding. Read More »