Wellness

New Study Reveals Virtual Reality Can Enhance Emotional Well-Being and Engagement in Seniors

A study by Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab in collaboration with Mynd Immersive and AT&T G5 Healthcare reveals ho... Read More »

The Importance of Nature for Senior Well-Being

Reconnecting with nature has long been regarded as refreshing and even healing. Now, a new study reveals potential benefits of living nea... Read More »

How Senior Care Communities Are Using Intergenerational Programming to Build Connections

When Oak Trace Senior Living hosted its second annual Lego celebration, residents, their friends and families, and staff all came togethe... Read More »

Less is More: The Benefits of Consolidating Agency Partners 

Agency partners play a key role in senior care community operations. Agency partners can help communities navigate short- and long-term s... Read More »

COVID-19 Outbreaks Still a Threat for Senior Care Communities

The past few years have been trying for the senior care industry, although COVID-19 vaccinations and testing advancements have helped cre... Read More »

LeadingAge Seeks to Train Frontline Staff to Support Residents

LeadingAge Maryland has announced a new two-year project, Scaling What Works. Designed to help maintenance staff and property managers at... Read More »

New Revelations About Living Arrangement Trends of Persons Living with Dementia

A new research letter explores the trends in living arrangements of persons living with dementia, particularly in light of the pandemic. ... Read More »

Mental Health a Widespread and Ongoing Issue in Health Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic had a tremendous impact on health workers’ mental health, but a new report released by the Centers for Disease Cont... Read More »

How One Senior Living Community Is Leveraging Technology to Support Resident Activity

The surge of technology use during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in many technological advancements benefitting senior care communities.... Read More »

Dining Plan Design Strategies for Senior Living Communities

On August 30, 2023, iAdvance Senior Care hosted a webinar titled “How to Design a Dining Plan That Works for Senior Living Communities.” ... Read More »

What the 2023 America’s Health Rankings Reveal About Senior Health

The United Health Foundation has released its 2023 Senior Report, which provides an in-depth look at the health of older adults. This is ... Read More »

What the Kaiser Strike Means for the Senior Care Industry

On October 4, 2023, more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers walked off the job, resulting in the largest healthcare worker strike in U... Read More »

How Fear of Retaliation Keeps Nursing Home Residents From Reporting Abuse

Elder abuse in nursing homes is a deeply troubling issue that poses a serious threat to the safety and well-being of residents. In June 2... Read More »

How to Design a Dining Plan That Works

Crafting Custom Dining Solutions: Discover expert tips on tailoring dining plans for senior living communities. Create a nourishing and enjoyable culinary experience today! Read More »

Juilliard Extension Division Joint Program Brings the Arts to Senior Living

In June 2023, the Juilliard Extension Division and Sunrise at East 56th, a lifestyle community managed by Sunrise Senior Living on Manhat... Read More »

New Report Highlights the Disconnect Between Perceptions Around Senior Living

The International Council on Active Aging and Age of Majority have released a unique report comparing the perspectives of professionals w... Read More »

Strategies to Facilitate Social Engagement Among Senior Living Residents

Social engagement is vital to senior care residents, but facilitating it can be a challenge. With obstacles to social engagement common i... Read More »

Recognizing the Many Benefits That Telemedicine Offers Assisted Living Residents

The use of telemedicine in senior care settings accelerated during the pandemic, and we’re still understanding the various benefits and w... Read More »

Strategies for Implementing AI Staffing Solutions in Your Senior Care Facility

Previously, we examined how staffing shortages are impacting the recruitment and staffing processes for senior care communities. We also ... Read More »

New Study Suggests Weight Loss in Older Adults May Increase Risk of Death

A new study suggests that weight loss in healthy older adults may correlate with an increase in mortality, particularly among men. The st... Read More »

How Lighting Can Influence Resident Health and Wellness in Senior Care Settings

Lighting plays an important role in a building’s architecture, as it can enhance a space, create an aesthetic, and draw attention t... Read More »

The Role of Technology in Senior Living: New Report Highlights Evolving Trends and Key Takeaways

Technology continues to play a key role in the senior care industry, particularly as we move into the post-pandemic period. iN2L + LifeLo... Read More »

Strategies for Identifying and Developing Memory Care Program Activities

Memory care program activities are an important part of providing quality resident care. Identifying, implementing, and evaluating new ac... Read More »

Could Dining Robots Be the Next Big Thing for Senior Care?

The COVID-19 pandemic had a tremendous impact on the senior care industry, but it resulted in particular challenges for dining services. ... Read More »

New Report Highlights Emerging Trends in Senior Housing

The senior housing industry is becoming increasingly differentiated. Businesses are moving away from more general senior housing services... Read More »

Integrating Sustainability Into Senior Care Facility Design

Sustainability is key to protecting the environment and preserving the world for future generations. It’s a hot topic in many different f... Read More »

Steps to Address Loneliness in Senior Care Residents

Part 1 of a 2-part series on addressing the loneliness epidemic in senior care The social distancing requirements of the Covid-19 pandemi... Read More »

How to Design a Dining Plan That Works for Your Senior Care Community

Dining opportunities play a major role in a senior care community’s success. The quality of the dining offerings can help attract potenti... Read More »

How to Find a Technology Vendor That’s the Right Fit for Your Senior Care Organization

Technology plays an increasingly important role in senior care. From platforms that help monitor resident health to technology that suppo... Read More »

Key Findings from the “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout” Webinar

On October 27, I Advance Senior Care hosted a webinar titled, “Leveraging Technology and Workflow Automation to Prevent Staff Burnout.” S... Read More »