Preventive Health

Dementia Care During COVID-19

Implementing PPE and social distancing protocols while caring for residents with dementia brings an additional set of challenges. 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 »

Identifying COVID-19 Solutions for Senior Care Facilities

Our panel of experts identified some important strategies for combatting COVID-19 at senior living facilities. Read More »

New Evidence on the MMR Vaccine’s Effectiveness Against COVID-19

We’re pleased to share new evidence of the MMR vaccine’s effectiveness against COVID-19. 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 »

How Technology Tools Help Senior Care Facilities Navigate the Pandemic

Technology has recently taken on new and significant roles in older adult care settings. Read More »

Strategies to Help Residents Cope with Loss During the Pandemic

Learn how facilities and caregivers can play an important role in helping to support residents during COVID-19. 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 »

Combatting Ageism in Your Facility

As a culture, we tend to discount age and experience. This sets the stage for rampant ageism, and senior care facilities are not immune. Read More »

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 »

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 »

Can Software Prevent Nurse Burnout?

To reduce nurse burnout and improve patient care, SNFs and other senior care facilities are implementing scheduling software, helping ensure proper nurse-to-patient ratios. 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 »

5 Steps to Preventing Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks can cause big consequences for senior care facilities. So how can you help prevent cyberattacks? Follow these five steps. Read More »

Surviving Flu Season

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

7 Steps to Better Disaster Preparedness in Your Long-Term Care Facility

A little planning can go a long way when you’re faced with an emergency. Read More »

7 Tips for Infection Prevention in Diabetes Care

Regular finger sticks and insulin injections offer a small but real chance of infection, but common sense protocols can reduce that risk.   Read More »

How stress can cause weight gain in women

Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. Read More »

Doing more harm than good

A growing number of healthcare providers are questioning the need for extensive cancer screening for seniors when the tests won’t significantly improve their quality of life. Read More »

To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate

The decision of whether to get the influenza vaccine has added considerations and consequences for those who work and live in long-term care facilities.  Read More »

Disability linked to heart health

Researchers explored the connection between disability and the American Heart Association's guidelines for cardiovascular health in older Latin Americans. Read More »

Chronic disease communication lacking

A majority of seniors have multiple chronic conditions—and a majority of Medicare plan members say plans don’t help proactively manage them, a new survey finds.   Read More »

Slightly more people plan to get a flu shot this year

 A new survey from CVS found 61 percent of Americans plan to get the flu shot this year, a slight increase from last year.  Read More »

Teaching seniors how to prevent falls

An Iowa program uses evidence-based findings to help seniors stay independent longer and avoid falls.  Read More »

Artery health related to diet

New research has found aging blood vessels is more of a reflection of a sedentary culture than genetics, suggesting healthy aging is possible.  Read More »