Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse and Fraud

Your long-time resident, Charlotte, is a woman in her mid-80s. For the past decade, she has settled into your community, become friends with other residents, and joined the many stimulating activities you offer. She has always flourished within the community, but lately, she has been keeping to herself. Staff and other residents have mentioned they’ve […]

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A Crisis Management Plan for Assisted Living

When your assisted living community is in the midst of a crisis, that is not the time to realize that you don’t have a crisis management plan in place. If you made it this far without a formal plan for crisis communication for your assisted living community, it’s time to get to work! There are […]

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How to Prevent Bed Bug Infestations In Senior Care

Bed bugs are not a pleasant topic but one that can be important among senior living communities. Although they were nearly eradicated for decades, many factors have contributed to a growing number of bed bug infestations since the early 2000s. And, because bed bugs thrive in close living environments, how to prevent bed bug infestations […]

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Infection Control Practices for Flu Season

The 2017-2018 influenza (flu) season has been one of the most active seasons in almost ten years. As of the last week of January 2018, the state of Pennsylvania (where Senior Living U is headquartered) had a total of 35,453 confirmed cases of influenza.  Across the U.S., the total positive cases total well over 100,000 […]

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Understanding the Problem of Elderly Bullying

Maybe you’ve seen one or more of these scenarios in your senior living community: a group of female residents purposefully ignoring another woman because she dresses differently, residents teasing another gentleman because he has troubling handling food at mealtimes, or a resident yelling at or threatening another resident for sitting at “his” seat in the […]

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A Family Checklist for Choosing an Assisted Living Community

As a senior living administrator, part of your job is helping families in the task of choosing an assisted living community for their loved ones. That can involve helping them know what questions to ask and what red flags they should be on the look-out for. Even if, ultimately, they do not choose your community, […]

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