Wellness

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 »

Significant Provider Victory in Major COVID-19 Case

Life Care Center of Kirkland has achieved a significant legal victory relating to its much-maligned handling of an early COVID-19 outbreak. 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 »

Are More Civil Money Penalties the Answer?

CMS has announced that it has imposed more than $15 million in civil money penalties (CMPs) on more than 3,400 nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Is this effective? Read More »

COVID-19 and the Elderly: Could MMR Vaccination Slow the Pandemic?

There is an important possible explanation for why there is such difference of COVID-19 mortality rates: the implementation of MMR vaccination programs. Read More »

How Maryland Baptist Aged Home Avoided COVID-19

Learn how administrators at the Maryland Baptist Aged Home in Baltimore have prevented COVID-19 from entering the facility. Read More »

Clinical Trials Test New Drug for Prevention of COVID-19 in Elderly Residents

The drug has been shown in lab studies to inhibit the replication of many respiratory viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Read More »

Could Robotic Therapy Pets Support Senior Care Facility Residents?

For seniors with dementia, robotic pets can have a lifechanging effect. Read More »

Beyond the Mask: How Caregivers Can Still Make Personal Connections

For senior care facility residents, interacting with caregivers, doctors, and specialists wearing PPE, particularly masks, can be an alienating experience. Read More »

What We Can Learn from Vernon Manor’s Zero Positive COVID-19 Cases

Thanks to quick and comprehensive action, all 93 residents of this family-owned post-hospital rehabilitation and long-term care facility have tested negative for COVID-19. Read More »

For Seniors, Digital Content Offers Entertainment and Engagement

Technology and digital content can offer some welcome distraction during this time of social distancing and canceled activities. Read More »

How Senior Living Facilities Can Support Resident Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During the stress and upheaval of COVID-19, senior care facilities need to focus on ways to support the mental health and well-being of their residents. Read More »

Combatting Ageism in Your Facility

As a culture, we tend to discount age and experience. This sets the stage for rampant ageism, and senior care facilities are not immune. Read More »

Two-Way Radios Improve Communication During COVID-19 Crisis

Some medical facilities are relying on two-way radios to help improve communication among staff during the COVID-19 crisis. 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 »

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 »

Don’t Let Social Distancing Slow Your Seniors Down

With COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, many senior living facilities face the challenge of needing to find new ways to keep seniors active. Read More »

Senior Care Coronavirus News Roundup for Friday, 4/3: Therapy Chickens and More

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

Battling Dehydration Among Seniors

Many seniors are chronically dehydrated — and their symptoms easily misdiagnosed. Help your residents avoid the serious health consequences of dehydration. Read More »

Branding & Marketing: What Senior Living Can Learn From Other Industries

Marketing and branding tactics that can help set your senior care organization apart from your competition. Read More »

Battling Drug Resistance in Long-Term Care Facilities

Know which bugs to watch out for and how to thwart their spread. Read More »

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Music can reach people in ways other therapies cannot. Read More »

Surviving Flu Season

This annual scourge can be a major health threat for residents and staff. Read More »

Pet Therapy and Elder Care: A Winning Combination

Frequent contact with pets has been shown to improve cognitive abilities, enhance mood, and boost feelings of interest and enthusiasm. Read More »

Guiding Seniors to Your Community

Every long-term care facility has a website, but many don’t have a digital marketing strategy and fail prospective customers Read More »

How stress can cause weight gain in women

Researchers found stressful events can be linked to obesity, which is associated with several chronic illnesses. Read More »

Friendships: the key to aging well

Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. Read More »

Wellness coaches help seniors not only survive, but thrive

A Massachusetts retirement community uses coaches to help seniors maintain physical, emotional and spiritual health. Read More »