For residents, contact with the outside world can be extremely limited, especially in places where cases of the virus still make visits impossible. So what can you do to combat it?
As baby boomers age, I believe there will be growth in this model because of the value it offers, because older adults can save money by paying only for what they need.
Although the methods we use to market senior living have changed, they never have been more essential to supporting seniors seeking to escape isolation and gain added services and socialization benefits.
For those with limited time or patience, here is the punchline: Rapid, widespread testing is the only way to outrun COVID-19 short of an effective, widely distributed vaccine.
To infuse technology into delivery of services wherever possible, it’s important to invest in programs to make innovation a part of the community culture, through partnerships with some of the most advanced technology companies in the world.
What we choose to do – or not – with our new awareness will starkly define health in America for seniors, their families and all of us eventually needing care and services in the years to come.
Staff members, family members and volunteers never fail to gain extraordinary benefits from listening and truly absorbing a resident’s wealth of experience, wisdom and advice.
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.
Just as there is hope on the medical horizon in the COVID-19 battle, all is not lost in our courthouses for long-term care providers. The pathway forward for the industry may not be as bleak as it first might appear.
As we find our “new normal” in the age of the coronavirus, we’ll be faced with a consumer who not only likely took some market-based financial loses but who also has become cautious about healthcare services. So where do we go from here?
A few simple steps and exercises not only can keep residents moving but also will help them avoid potentially life-threatening health conditions that can arise from a more sedentary lifestyle, a risk during the pandemic and at other times.
National Nurses Week, May 6 to 12, is an opportunity to recognize and honor the incredible contributions and sacrifices made by nurses.
Understanding and preparing your organization for the process of implementing any new telehealth program can be the difference between success and failure.
Serving older adults is, at all times, a privilege and a responsibility, and COVID-19 hasn’t changed either of those things.
Despite challenges, continuing care at home programs quickly have developed innovative ways to support their members and continue to market to prospective members.
During a month-long hospital stay, I learned four lessons that have infinitely affected my life, and I think they would be applicable to all as we go through the struggles of today.
None of us will remain untouched by COVID-19, whether it’s through knowing someone who has contracted the virus or through its sweeping economic effect. We are all in this together, and I have never been prouder to be part of this profession.