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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Know the Warning Signs of Senior Suicide

With information from the Promoting Emotional Health and Preventing Suicide Toolkit, presented by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, we’ve created this printable resource that you can hang in different areas of your senior living community to remind your staff of the warnings signs they should know and the actions they need to […]

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Critical Areas of Focus in a Senior Living Memory Care Program

If your assisted living community is looking to develop a senior living memory care program to provide more focused care for these residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia, take these few points into consideration. Focus on Person-Centered Care In a senior living memory care program, it’s important for caregivers to understand and approach each resident […]

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Support Caregiver Wellbeing and Show Appreciation

Senior care is a demanding profession. In recent years, the turnover rate reached its highest point at 60%, with the main reason for leaving being low wages. But, caregivers are in this line of work for a reason. These individuals are truly compassionate and kindhearted people who come to work every day to care for […]

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