Quality of Care

Key Findings from the “Taking the Resident Experience to the Next Level” Webinar

On October 12th, I Advance Senior Care had the pleasure of hosting a webinar titled “Taking the Resident Experience to the Next Level: An... Read More »

Key Findings from the “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout” Webinar

On October 27, I Advance Senior Care hosted a webinar titled, “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout.” S... Read More »

It’s Time for Staffing Agencies to Start Taking Quality Seriously

Quality Assurance (QA) refers to the identification, assessment, correction, and monitoring of all aspects of patient care. It is designe... Read More »

New Report Highlights the Cost of Falls for Senior Living Communities

Falls pose a significant risk when it comes to senior health. The CDC reports that an older adult, age 65+, suffers a fall every second i... Read More »

Strategies to Provide Long-Term Care Staff with Upward Mobility Opportunities

The pandemic and the nursing shortage have highlighted the changing priorities and desires of health care staff. To attract and retain st... Read More »

Strategies to Boost Staff and Resident Morale in Senior Care Settings

Staff morale can impact staff performance, retention, and the quality of care that a senior care organization can deliver to residents. B... Read More »

Infection Prevention Best Practices in Senior Care Organizations

Infection prevention is a critical component of providing senior care residents with quality care. According to the 2018 study, “Nursing ... Read More »

Are You Making These Staffing Mistakes in Your Senior Care Facility?

Part 1 of a 2-part series on common staffing mistakes to avoid at senior care facilities Given the staffing challenges facing the senior ... Read More »

Best Practices When Applying for Senior Care Grants

Grant funding can be a valuable addition to your senior care organization budget. Grants can help you to expand or start new programs, of... Read More »

Overcoming Employee Communication Challenges in Senior Care and Senior Living

The ability to provide residents with quality care hinges on effective employee communication. But communication challenges are common in... Read More »

Use These Strategies to Resolve Conflicts in Your Senior Care Facility

Anytime multiple staff members with different personalities and work methods need to work together, there’s a chance for conflicts to ari... Read More »

Using Technology to Support the Needs of Memory Care Residents

Technology plays an important role in the senior care industry, but it’s particularly valuable in memory care settings. Read More »

Actionable Steps to Improve Nursing Home Operations and Patient Outcomes

A new report on the quality of care in nursing homes details seven overarching conclusions. Read More »

Strategies for Improved Senior Care Recordkeeping

Done well, recordkeeping can provide organizations with key insights that can help them improve performance and better serve residents. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Dr. Leslie Eber

Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD, is the medical director of the Orchard Park Health Care Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Read More »

How to Maximize Care Outcomes When Your Facility Is Short-Staffed

In addition to the challenges of the pandemic, the senior care industry continues to face a workforce crisis that’s altering the care communities are able to provide. 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 »

Team-Building Strategies to Improve Employee Performance

Strong teams are instrumental to the success of senior care facilities. 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 »

How to Forge Strong Relationships with Residents’ Families

Positive communication and regular interactions with residents’ families are key to building trust. Read More »

What to Look for When Choosing a Staffing Agency for Your Senior Care Facility

To get the best results out of working with any staffing agency, careful screening is essential. 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 »

How to Support Families and Residents Through the Joy and Grief of Reopening Visits

The first in-person visits after lockdown can evoke a wide range of emotions in residents and family members alike. Read More »

Rethinking Workforce Management in the Post-Acute Care Space

Workforce management is a challenge in any industry, but the post-acute care industry faces multiple unique challenges. Read More »

QAPI Can Engage Staff and Improve Your LTC Facility

A key component of active implementation of the final rule is for all staff to be trained and participating in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities — a paradigm shift for some nursing homes. Read More »

CMS’ PDPM May Impact Clinical Protocols

Changes to Medicare reimbursements may affect your facility’s workflow. Read More »