Knowing the difference between normal and extreme anxiety can help providers triage behavioral health care needs.
In my humble opinion, it will be nurses who see us through the COVID-19 pandemic.
As a country, we must understand the vital role served by the men and women who provide care in our senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities — and give them the support they require.
Your senior living community’s emergency operation plan can help your team manage COVID-19 with the same level of proficiency that it operates at during other emergency situations.
Senior living management companies need to be responsive and agile to adapt to the ever-changing demands of the market. What does this mean when you have an existing community that needs retrofitting so that it can fit into a modern approach?
Your community is about to go on trial in the court of public opinion. Here are some tips to communicate before and after COVID-19 cases are detected, to ensure that you are positioned to weather the storm.
Our residents count on us but also teach us so much.
Older adults deserve a care philosophy that emphasizes the whole of a person rather than one that reduces an individual to his or her health problems and limitations.
Carefully curated communities designed to encourage collaborative lifestyles could provide another senior housing option that not only will offer the services and care older adults need, but also significant health and social benefits beyond what they realize are even possible.
The pitfalls of investing in senior living communities don’t show up on a spreadsheet. Risks are being overlooked every day as the booming sector draws in new players who have scant experience in the space.
Focusing on the continuum of care allowed us to emphasize the “care” portion of what we do. Our attention, however, always is focused on customer service and prolonging peoples’ independence, as opposed to trying to be a nursing home or, essentially, a long-term hospital.
The benefits of not offering memory care in a separate, locked unit far outweigh the effort needed — and we’ve learned some lessons along the way.
Before embarking on a new technology within your communities or homes, conduct a deep dive into the benefits for both your residents and organization from a resident experience and operational standpoint, and compare that with the costs.
Are you ready to improve your senior living community’s social media presence in 2020? Would you like an easy-to-follow checklist to guide your efforts so that you can reach your residents and prospects with clarity and confidence?
As the decade turns over, should this milestone also serve as a call to action for senior living organizations to commit to a new normal?
Like never before, senior living and care organizations are facing a time of great uncertainty. These trends will have significant bearing within the senior living space.
Whether you plan to get your senior living community active on social media for the first time in 2020 or are ready to improve your current presence to better showcase your offerings and reach more prospective residents, these three steps will help.
The CCaH model has moved from the conceptual phase in several states into actual proposals and communities. There are a few potential concerns or risks — beyond actuarial or financial — that a sponsor may encounter with this model.
Some major themes encapsulate a variety of conversations we’ve had with many of you and your colleagues in response to a year-long research effort to explore the senior living industry through fresh eyes by studying the wide variety of disruptive forces coming from outside the bounds of traditional “senior living.”
Aging services organizations still have a long way to go in addressing the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Thankfully, many resources exist to help.