Severe Weather Safety: Assisted Living Emergency Preparedness Part 1

As Hurricane Florence, later deemed a tropical depression, passed through the east coast in mid-September 2018, states issued evacuations and warnings, saying that a storm “has never been more dangerous.” More than 1,000 rescues were required and there were 32 deaths due to the flooding and destruction. When it comes to emergencies, assisted living facilities […]

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Medicare Training 101: What Administrators Need To Know

Let’s face it — Medicare is complicated. Between the terms for Medicare eligibility, the multiple Medicare coverage options, and the new changes concerning Medicare insurance cards, understanding all the healthcare options can be difficult. It can be even harder to explain healthcare options to new hires, residents, and resident family members. The good news is […]

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Advance Directive Planning: Senior Care Administrator Guide

When it comes to long-term care facilities, advance directive planning allows seniors to have a say in their own future medical treatment. It’s vital that senior care administrators know what advance directives are, why they’re needed, and how to use them in their own communities. By taking the time for advance directive planning, facilities can […]

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HIPAA Compliance: What You Need to Know About Patient Privacy

It’s everywhere. From the MyFitnessPal data breach to the public upset stemming from Facebook’s privacy scandal, 2018 is no stranger to leaked personal information. Now, more than ever, people are concerned about the way companies are storing their personal records — and the healthcare industry is no exception. Thankfully, HIPAA has set a standard to […]

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Fun Activities for Seniors: Summer Group Outings You Need to Try

When it comes to organizing your senior living social calendar, finding new, unique, and meaningful activities for your residents can be a challenge. As the warm weather sticks around, why not use it to your advantage? Many fun activities for seniors, such as trips to the beach, are simple to organize and don’t require much […]

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Medical Marijuana Uses & Benefits For Assisted Living Seniors

What is Medical Marijuana? Medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, is a type of treatment for various medical symptoms that occur due to a range of illnesses and conditions. Medical marijuana uses pure, unprocessed marijuana plants and extracts to ease patients’ symptoms for 4 to 12 hours at a time. The active chemicals within […]

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