Training

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 Senior Care Communities Are Increasing Employee Flexibility

With more and more employees seeking flexibility in their work arrangements, many senior living communities have sought ways to provide that flexibility. Read More »

Improving Your Staff Onboarding Process

Learn why it’s well worth investing time in improving your staff onboarding. Read More »

How to Support Social Connections in Senior Care Settings

Social connections are important for people of any age, but in senior care settings, they become even more essential. Read More »

Helping Staff Gain U.S. Citizenship

Learn how one facility is helping staff with grants, and tutoring for citizenship exams. Read More »

Strategies to Help Prevent Back Injuries in Staff

Given the nature of the work that caregivers perform in senior care communities, the risk of back injuries is always a concern. Read More »

Support Your Staff’s Mental Health Amidst Pandemic Fatigue

As the pandemic passes the two-year mark, it remains crucial to support the mental well-being of your staff. Read More »

Ensure Follow Up for Your Senior Care Facility Marketing Leads

You could be missing out on opportunities and wasting your marketing dollars. Read More »

View From the Trenches: Interview with Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD

Dr. Wasserman is an ardent proponent of improving the quality of life for our nation’s seniors. Read More »

Strategies to Attract Quality Caregivers During the Pandemic

Attracting quality caregivers can be challenging generally, but the pandemic has made hiring top-quality help even more difficult for senior care facilities. Read More »

The Benefits of Paying Direct Care Workers a Higher Wage

Increasing direct care worker pay could potentially help reduce staff shortages. Read More »

Discovery Senior Living’s SHINE Memory Care Program Takes a Scientific Approach to Dementia

The SHINE program takes a unique approach to memory care, and it was recently recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association for its work. Read More »

Caregivers – We’ll Be There When You Can’t Be

Learning to take care of yourself as well as implementing strategies to avoid fall injuries is important. Read More »

Creative Ways to Improve Staff Perks

Great staff are essential to quality senior care facilities, so it’s important that facilities show their appreciation for staff to retai... Read More »

Top Ways to Support Staff Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition to making sure that staff have the PPE and resources they need to work safely during this pandemic, facilities also need to make sure that staff’s mental health needs are met. 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 »

Top 4 Ways Senior Care Facilities Can Invest in Their New Hires

Investing in new hires can be expensive and time-consuming, and employee turnover can become a major expense. Read More »

Strategies to Maintain Staff-Resident Relationships During Times of High Turnover

High turnover rates can have a significant effect on staff-resident relationships - learn how to mitigate that problem. Read More »

How to Find Applicants Who Are Passionate About Their Work

Engaged staff who are passionate about their work can make a tremendous difference in resident happiness and health. Read More »

Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans for Senior Care Facilities

48% of all structural fires in health care facilities occurred in skilled nursing facilities. You can reduce the risk of a fire becoming a tragic event. Read More »

Lifelong Learning for Better Resident Health and Engagement

Provide a variety of opportunities for your residents to continue learning well into their later years. Read More »

Unmet Needs Lead To Staff Turnover

A two-year study of three nursing homes in Sweden offers valuable data for all nursing home leaders. The study, Unmet Expectations: Why N... 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 »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice Read More »

Student nurses make the rounds

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home. Read More »

Editors’ pick: 2017’s top staffing and training stories

2017 brought attention to staffing shortages, initiatives to cross-train and a new push to educate caregivers in person-centered memory care. Here are our Editors’ Top 6 stories for 2017 on staffing, training and job leadership. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time. Read More »

Ready for anything

As the new CMS emergency planning regulations go into effect this month, a crisis-filled 2017 has already given many states multiple reasons to be ready for anything. Read More »

Recognizing employees

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears liked that her former facility started an employee award program but wished it were better explained and communicated to residents. Read More »

One-on-One with… Erin Jones

Emerson House Executive Director Erin Jones, recently named 2017 Administrator of the Year by the National Center for Assisted Living, spoke with I Advance Senior Care about culture change within assisted living and her organization’s four-year journey toward better resident satisfaction and streamlined care processes.  Read More »