Safety

Cottages Provide the Answer to Family Visits at Senior Care Center

Learn how one facility found an innovative way to make visits safe and feasible 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 »

Strategies Facilities Can Use to Optimize Their Current PPE Supply

With PPE in short supply, facilities increasingly need to conserve their existing stock and find creative ways to source additional supplies. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/26

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/12

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Tuesday, 5/5

IASC's periodic roundup of coronavirus-related news of interest to senior care leaders. Read More »

Patients with Dementia Pose Unique Security Challenges and Risks for LTC Facilities – But Technology Can Help

Long Term Care (LTC) facilities experience unique security challenges, including access and egress control, relating to patients with dementia-related conditions. Read More »

6 Strategies for Training New Hires

The training and experience a new hire receives during their first days at your senior care facility can set the tone for their employment. 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 »

Survey: Senior Care Leaders Extremely Concerned About COVID-19 Impacts and Supplies

The Institute for the Advancement of Senior Care and its leading media brand, i Advance Senior Care, are conducting surveys to uncover COVID-19’s current impact on senior care and long-term care facilities in the United States. The results of the initial survey are now available. 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 »

Gun Violence and Senior Living

Last year, gun violence led to tragic outcomes in several U.S. senior living facilities. How can you keep residents and employees at your facility safe? Read More »

Building Sustainability in Your Facility

Reducing energy and resource usage isn’t just good for the planet, it’s good for your bottom line, too. Read More »

Medication Management in Senior Living

Best practices for helping residents in assisted living facilities stay healthy. Read More »

Handling the Finances for a Senior with Dementia

For family and caregivers, handling someone else’s finances can be a difficult task, particularly when that individual is afflicted with dementia. Read More »

Protecting Your Residents From Financial Exploitation

Financial exploitation or abuse of older adults occurs when a person’s resources are used by another for personal profit or gain, or actions are taken that deprive an older person of his or her rightful benefits. No one is immune. This sort of theft can happen to anyone, regardless of social standing or education levels. Read More »

New Safe Medication Disposal Rules

Is your facility in compliance with new EPA rules regarding disposal of pharmaceuticals? Read More »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice 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 »

Food Safety Best Practices

Keeping residents safe from food-borne illnesses is one of your most important tasks 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 »

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 »

Clean air helps Brookdale residents shelter in place during wildfires

Proactive attention to air purification helped 22 facilities harbor safely during the emergency. Read More »

Tips on bringing loved ones home for the holidays

Brookdale Senior Living offers families tips for a successful visit when Grandma comes home for the holidays. Read More »

The polypharmacy epidemic

Medication management can reduce the number of unnecessary prescriptions, many of which have potentially harmful side effects, and can improve overall health. Read More »

Over-the-counter pain relievers work as well as opioids

A new study finds acetaminophen and ibuprofen relieve pain as effectively as Percocet, Vicodin or Tylenol No. 3, suggesting a pain management option without risk of addiction. Read More »

Fire safety for the holidays

Deck the halls, but be safe about it. National fire and life safety expert Stan Szpytek shares tips on reducing fire risk during the holidays. Read More »

Deer crashes into nursing home

A deer visited a Bronx nursing home, causing panic for residents, staff and the deer. Read More »