Your Complete Guide to Assisted Living Pest Prevention

Pest infestations can happen even in the cleanest of facilities, and the solution is not always easy or inexpensive. No matter the size or location of your facility, creating pest prevention protocols and implementing a management system will prove to be valuable in detecting any issue before it becomes a major health or monetary concern. […]

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Is High Independence Actually a Form of Senior Abuse?

There are many different kinds of care and resources that can be provided for seniors. From independent living to around-the-clock monitoring, seniors are able to receive care that’s tailored to their own levels of health, cognitive function, and needs. But what if seniors demand a high level of independence when they are actually better supported […]

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Why Assisted Living Education Programs Are Important

Administrators oversee so much at assisted living communities. From overseeing day-to-day operations to implementing emergency preparedness procedures, you take care of a lot in order to keep things running smoothly. Why not take some of the weight off your shoulders with the help of assisted living education programs? Not only do they provide your employees […]

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Conducting Ideal Chronic Care Management Within Your Facility

With 117 million adults living with at least one chronic health condition, it’s more important than ever that chronic care management (CCM) be supported at assisted living communities. As Medicare attempts to ensure the sustainability of funding over time, more payment models have begun focusing on caring for the chronic diseases of seniors in a […]

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Less is More: Dealing with Loss, Grief, & the Holiday Season

The following blog was written by Rev. Howard L. West III M.Ed., M.Div., Executive Director of Spiritual Life Services of Country Meadows Retirement Communities. The holiday and winter season is a very difficult time of the year for many older adults and their caregivers. Getting through the holidays can be painful and tiring when facing […]

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Elopement Prevention: Assisted Living Preparedness Part 3

It was a chilly, February afternoon in Elizabeth City, North Carolina when Ruby Whedbee, a 90-year-old resident who suffered from dementia, wandered away from the Brookdale Elizabeth City senior living community. While an extensive search was conducted by both the police and community staff, Ruby was not found until the following day. By the time […]

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