Safety

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 »

How an Assisted Living Residence Used Anti-COVID Biotechnology to Reclaim Normalcy

Learn how The 80th Street Residence was able to transition back to a more regular lifestyle for residents. Read More »

How Senior Care Facilities Can Best Implement and Use Resident Security Technology

Thanks to advancements in resident security technology, facilities have access to more tools than ever before. Read More »

Increasing Census in Senior Care: 4 Customer Experience Strategies

With occupancy rates in senior care down significantly due to the pandemic, many care providers are working to climb back their census. Read More »

Perspectives: Will People Return to Senior Care Facilities After the Pandemic? (Part I)

Will more families opt to keep loved ones at home, rather than relying on senior care facilities? What would this mean for the industry? Read More »

Addressing Common Technology Security Issues in Senior Care Settings

Identifying and solving vulnerabilities can help a facility protect resident privacy and safety and ensure continuous operations. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Keri Jaeger of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice

In its 40 years of operation, Mount Evans has never refused to treat any patient who lacked insurance or the means to pay. Read More »

Management Skill Requirement: Work on Staff Resilience

Your residents need special care and attention during COVID-19, and so does your staff. Read More »