Safety

Taking the Resident Experience to the Next Level

A new free iASC webinar on Wednesday, October 12. Technology is a necessity in senior living, but choosing the right technology for your organization's unique needs is even more important. Finding the right fit can take time and requires careful planning and evaluation. Attendees will leave this session with the tools needed to successfully select and implement senior living technology at their organizations that will result in the greatest return on their investment, and a more engaged and satisfied resident base. 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 »

Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout

A new free iASC webinar on Thursday, October 27. Managing workflows, processes, and applications required to provide quality and positive healthcare experiences has become unmanageable for most providers. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, EmpRes Healthcare, like other senior care facilities, found itself juggling new and stricter regulations, keeping staff and residents safe, and continuing to providing quality care. The result was that the organization struggled to prevent staff burnout. Sound familiar?  Read More »

Best Practices When Implementing a Senior Care COVID-19 Testing Program

Proper diagnosis allows organizations to respond quickly to COVID-19 outbreaks. 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 »

How Rock Climbing Brings Assisted Living Residents New Adventures

Residents at an assisted living facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado recently tried a new type of activity: rock climbing. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Safely Welcome Visitors Back

Technology can help ensure building security, gather visitor information, monitor visitor access, and more. Read More »

How to Prevent Wheelchair Falls

More than 80% of nursing home residents spend time in a wheelchair daily, so wheelchair falls are a major concern. Read More »

How Your Facility Can Best Cope With Fluctuating Staff Needs

Navigating changing staff needs is challenging, but there are many helpful tools available to senior care facilities. 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 »

Is it Time to Revisit Your Facility’s Natural Disaster Plan?

Three experts share best practices to help ensure your facility’s natural disaster plan is strong. Read More »

How Technology Can Support Senior Exercise and Physical Activity

While technology can be helpful in supporting exercise for seniors, it can carry risks, too. Read More »

Technology Trends in Senior Care Communities

Three senior care industry experts share their thoughts on where technology will be in a year. Read More »

Strategies to Better Retain Residents in Your Senior Care Community

Residents leave senior care communities for a variety of reasons, but sometimes a decision to leave could have been prevented. Read More »

Ways to Use Music to Benefit Senior Care Residents: Part II

Learn how Sagewood at Daybreak, a Kisco Senior Living Community, supports its residents with music. 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 »

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 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 »

Long-Term Care Demand Surge: Partnerships Can Help Facilities Prepare

The long-term care industry is facing increased demand that will more than triple in the coming three decades. 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 »

Identifying and Addressing Fall Risks in Senior Care Settings

According to the CDC, more than one out of four people age 65 and older fall each year, and falling once doubles the chance of another fall. 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 »

Designing Resident Safety Plans for Senior Care Facilities: Best Practices

A detailed, well-thought-out plan can enhance both resident safety and family engagement and comfort levels. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Growing Role of AI in the Senior Care Industry

What options are best for your facility, and how can you best get started using AI? Read More »

Creative Ideas for Marketing Senior Care Facilities During the Pandemic

It’s essential for facilities to deliver consistent messaging and transparency across all of their marketing platforms. Read More »