Caring for residents of senior living communities has grown increasingly complicated in recent months. Long before the coronavirus put a spotlight on the threat of isolation, however, healthcare professionals have been working to curb what largely is considered an epidemic in and of itself.
As owners and operators of senior living communities, here’s how you and your employees can spot hearing loss, get residents the help they need, and create a better hearing environment.
In the time of COVID-19, it’s good to know that there are solutions today that can help loved ones and residents stay connected to family, reducing social isolation and enable busy care staff to focus on residents and care.
Equipment can be one of the leading and most necessary expenses for senior living communities and networks, so logically, partnerships with providers of durable medical equipment will be examined very closely.
If the coronavirus wasn’t enough, flu season is on the horizon, and viral infections such as influenza are among the most common causes of death in eldercare communities.
Once freed from the processes of collecting, organizing and deciphering data, operators can focus on what they do best: providing the best possible care and services for residents.
With some help, mission-driven advisers can play a critical role in helping senior living operators and residents and families when it comes to the community selection process.
The most effective way to engage senior living residents is to tailor content and experiences to their individual interests.
There are things we can do to mitigate the effects of this pandemic. Case in point: Disinfecting our facilities as often as we (practically) can.
The connected community entails much, much more, but digital communication channels and connectivity between all community members is a critical and essential starting point.
During these unprecedented times, senior living employers need to show workers more support than ever before by bolstering benefits and reward practices.
With the resources to be found in EAPs, senior living and care employees will be better equipped to manage the pressures and continue to carry on.
Using well-established COVID-19 hygiene guidelines to treat senior living communities while implementing preventive programs will significantly reduce the problems caused by public health pests.
As senior living communities and other long-term care settings across the country work through the various phases of reopening, it’s become apparent that solutions for contact tracing and social distancing will be crucial.
Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has put a temporary hold on tours and visits in many areas, tech solutions can give prospective residents a real feel for a community even when they aren’t able to see it in person.
Senior living and care leaders who focus on adopting forward-thinking preventive maintenance can lessen the likelihood of diseases affecting their residents.
Shared air is a problem that needs to be addressed to help ensure that the senior living industry isn’t decimated with future outbreaks.
For centuries, consumers have measured healthcare providers by one metric: clinical outcome. Today, as senior living becomes more healthcare-focused, consumers no longer focus so narrowly.
Even as COVID-19-related restrictions begin to lift in some areas of the country, many senior living communities are continuing no-visitation policies and are considering comprehensive screening and visitation policies for when the time is right. It is well known that data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that older adults and the…
It is times such as these that make every step and task really count toward safety. And when you can streamline your daily work, that’s easier to achieve.