Assisted living and skilled nursing each have their own unique regulatory, clinical and social factors to consider when it comes to COVID-19. Here, we describe the eight challenges or issues that leaders and caregivers in these settings need to be aware of once COVID-19 affects residents in a facility.
Senior living community owners, operators, architects and designers would be remiss to revert to designs more appropriate for medical settings, which often stifle a feeling of community and negatively affect emotional wellbeing among older adults.
When you hear about diversity and inclusion in the workplace — specifically in the aging services industry — what comes to mind? If an uncomfortable knot forms in the pit of your stomach, don’t ignore it. That’s a sure sign a learning opportunity has presented itself. The question is: Are you ready for the lesson?
Adjusting to a new paradigm will require new thinking and maybe an investment for some senior living operators and developers.