Mobility

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 »

Lessons from a New Senior Care Survey About the Impacts of the Pandemic

The pandemic has not only reshaped the senior care industry; it’s also reshaped how family caregivers and older adults feel about senior care. Read More »

Addressing Unprecedented Talent Needs in Senior Living

For those organizations that have the will, skills and the tools to take advantage, there are real opportunities for them to hire open positions in the near term and establish brand and even industry-wide loyalty for the long term. Read More »

Activity Ideas for Residents That Maintain Social Distancing

Social isolation can be stressful and lonely, so the more creative ways that facilities can find to keep seniors safely involved, the better. Read More »

Don’t Let Social Distancing Slow Your Seniors Down

With COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, many senior living facilities face the challenge of needing to find new ways to keep seniors active. 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 »

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 »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice Read More »

The balancing act of Parkinson’s fall prevention

A physical therapist shares how to prevent falls for people with Parkinson’s disease. Hint: it’s a lot of high-intensity exercise, cueing and patience. Read More »

Fall prevention: One step at a time

When a loved one enters an assisted living facility, families are eager to learn how they can help out. Providers can educate them to recognize fall hazards. Read More »

When lifts break

A broken Hoyer lift and shortage on lift pads means that SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears has to stay in bed for the foreseeable future. Read More »

Adjustable sink for sitting or standing

European manufacturer Pressalit Care has devised a sink that can be raised or lowered after installation. Read More »

Lyft expands healthcare offerings

The rideshare company announced its latest partnership with startup company Circulation to expand non-emergency medical transportation options. Read More »

U. Pitt, HERL develop waterproof, battery-free wheelchair

Look, Gramma—no batteries! This new wheelchair operates using pressurized air instead of heavy batteries and electronics and recharges in just 10 minutes. Read More »

Muscle mass, BMI and osteoarthritis

Body Mass Index (BMI) alone isn’t a reliable factor on osteoarthritis quality of life, according to new data. Read More »

Going places

Ride-hailing companies are expanding their on-demand services to the long-term care market. Read More »

The Baby Boomer Move with Alisa Tagg

Senior care keeps evolving to meet today’s ever-changing standards, but the influx of baby boomers into assisted living may one of the biggest catalysts for procedural reevaluation yet.     Read More »

Understanding bone loss

Researchers have found an underlying cause of age-related osteoporosis, which could help target efforts for new treatments.  Read More »

Transport troubles

Traveling from Point A to B is not as easy as getting in the car and going for blogger Kathleen Mears, who recently had a particularly harrowing drive. Read More »

A pressing situation

Bathroom access is restricted for blogger Kathleen Mears, as her shared facility is the only one she can use because of mobility issues. That can result in an uncomfortable situation. Read More »

Detecting muscle and bone loss

Researchers examine a new assessment test to determine a resident’s risk of age-related muscle and skeletal loss called sarcopenia. Read More »

A change in dosage

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse. Read More »

Getting a lift

Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet.  Read More »

Recurrent falls linked to foot pain, posture

Researchers found increased recurrent falls can be attributed to foot pain and flat feet.  Read More »

Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. Read More »

Step in time

A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat.  Read More »

First drug for aggressive MS gets FDA nod

Genentech will market the drug, which has been approved for both standard multiple sclerosis and the more aggressive form, Primary Progressive MS. Read More »

Time to sit down

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch.  Read More »

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Read More »

Brace yourself

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears was told for years she was unable to get new leg braces. When hers finally broke, she was pleasantly surprised to learn she was eligible for new custom ones.   Read More »