Addressing Alcohol and Opioid Addiction in Your Community

Opioid and alcohol addiction aren’t confined to home medicine or liquor cabinets. Age also doesn’t prevent this concerning health issue. In fact, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that alcohol and prescription drug abuse affects up to 17% of adults over the age of 60. So, what does addiction look like […]

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Sexual Abuse & Harassment in Assisted Living: How to Protect Your Residents

Understanding and dealing with inappropriate sexual behavior — whether between staff and residents or between residents — is extremely important. This behavior must be dealt with quickly and in a manner that restores feelings of safety to the offended party. Many seniors don’t report sexual harassment, and those who do are often ignored. But as […]

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Improve Your Residents’ Lives with Senior Living Technology

While most seniors didn’t grow up in the digital age, technology touches all parts of their everyday lives. Baby Boomers entering assisted living communities might be accustomed to all of the technological gadgets out there that enhance their daily lives, and they’ll expect no less as residents of your community. Technology products for seniors improve […]

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Traveling with Dementia: Things to Consider Before You Go on Vacation

Sometimes, planning a vacation turns into a part-time job. Where to go, how to get there, avoiding crowds, budgeting, booking accommodations, packing – you get the idea right? You return from a busy vacation and realize you needed another week to make up for the stress of planning. Now, imagine traveling with someone with dementia. […]

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Assisted Living Employment Issues: Tackling Staff Turnover & Retention

Being part of a caregiving team is something that anyone with experience in the field would view as a privilege. You get to help older adults stay independent, active, and purposeful, and you provide the help they need with their most intimate day-to-day tasks. You form close relationships with staff and residents, and the work […]

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LGBT Assisted Living: Maintaining a Discrimination-Free Community

While discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community isn’t a new issue, the senior living industry is currently making strides to ensure each individual is treated and cared for equally, no matter their sexual orientation. Proposed to launch in 2021, the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI) will begin evaluating, documenting, and reporting […]

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