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.
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.