After a year of hardship, senior living communities have reason to hope for better days ahead: the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. As widely reported, long-term care providers are among the first to receive vaccines that started being distributed through CVS Health and Walgreens on Dec. 21. The announcement of vaccine approval, however, is coming…
Senior living still is an attractive space, one that can only get better as we show that we came out of the pandemic stronger than we were going into it.
The COVID-19 vaccine started to roll out across the United States in mid-December with assisted living and nursing home staff members and residents, as well as other healthcare workers, first in line for inoculations. For the long-term care industry, however, the recovery will be a hard-fought effort. The industry was under substantial pressure even before…
The fight against social isolation among older adults is not new for senior living community leaders and employees. These residents, however, now are at even more risk of experiencing social isolation and loneliness, which can have negative health outcomes ranging from dementia to stroke to even coronary heart disease.
You can take steps that will equip you to deal with a lot of the short-term pressure — and also put your organization in a much better position from a risk perspective over the long term.
I believe senior living communities can keep residents healthier longer when they limit clinical risk for residents by establishing a continence care program.
Senior living communities have been affected dramatically during the global pandemic, changing how we learn about and perceive them. Fortunately, digital tools allow these brands to maintain a positive consumer experience as we all adjust to life during the pandemic.
Video calls have gained traction during the pandemic. When our communities start to open, visitation rules begin to relax, and families and friends can get together again, will we keep in place these video chat calls that have been embraced? We must. Here are three reasons why.
Aging adults have several options to choose from when they need support in their everyday lives, among them home healthcare, assisted living and continuing care retirement communities. For many, one question looms large: where can I age safely without sacrificing my independence? The good news is that technology design now can help those who care…
The immediate necessity of telehealth due to the pandemic will diminish soon, we hope, but continued investment and use will be critical to enabling older adults to have healthcare come to them rather than them being shipped out for their healthcare, often against their, and their families’, wishes.
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.