The Importance of Infection Control Training for Nurses and Direct Care Staff

In an assisted living facility, infection control training for nurses and direct staff can help increase the quality of care and emphasize a culture of safety. Infections can quickly endanger not only the lives of fragile older adults, but also the health of staff and visitors. That’s why infection control best practices should be communicated clearly and followed by everyone.

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How to Improve Winter Safety in Assisted Living Facilities

Bitter arctic cold, snow, sleet and freezing rain have affected much of the US already in 2024, including the South. Administrators need to take precautions to keep not only residents but staff and visitors safe as well. That’s why it is important to have a detailed emergency preparedness plan and staff trained for winter safety in assisted living facilities.

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How Can Dementia Training Boost Reputation and Occupancy Rates?

For assisted living providers, dementia training has been shown to enhance quality of care, reduce staff burnout, and improve empathy and understanding, which ultimately improves satisfaction of residents and their families. Providing excellent customer service is an established way of building reputation and boosting occupancy rates for assisted living communities. But for many providers, finding the resources for dementia training can be challenging.

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Elevate Your Career with Assisted Living Director Certification

With nearly 73 million Baby Boomers expected to have reached 65 by 2030, senior living careers offer stability and opportunity. Assisted living director certification can help current and aspiring executive directors stand out as leaders in the senior living industry.

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Ensuring Resident Safety: Fire Safety Training in Care Homes

Seniors living in assisted living facilities are especially vulnerable during emergencies. That’s why staff need regular fire safety training in care homes. A recent study has shown that to be effective fire safety training needs to cover the basics of fire science, as well as provide a thorough explanation of the facility’s emergency preparedness plan and reinforcement through drills.

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A Multi-faceted Approach to Reducing Elopement Risk

Keeping residents safe is a continuous challenge for senior living administrators. This is especially true when it comes to elopement. To successfully minimize a facility’s elopement risk, a multi-faceted approach is necessary. This involves implementing technology measures, maintaining physical barriers that do not impede fire safety, developing a comprehensive action plan, and ensuring staff are well-trained to assess and manage such situations. Most importantly, senior living administrators and staff need a solid understanding of why residents attempt elopement.

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