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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Improve Residents’ Safety and Reduce Liability with Assisted Living Medication Management Training

Each year, adverse drug events send approximately 450,000 seniors to the emergency room, more than twice the number of younger people, according to the CDC. With more than three-quarters of residents in assisted living facilities needing help taking prescribed medications, the risk of an adverse drug event is high. That’s why regular assisted living medication management training is critical for staff to help keep residents safe.

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Senior Care Staff Training for Managing Challenging Behavior

Seniors with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias often exhibit challenging behaviors such as aggression, agitation, disinhibition, mood and sleep disturbances. Wandering and elopement are also concerns. Managing these behaviors can be difficult, especially in senior living and memory care communities. Senior care staff training can help improve the quality of care for residents with dementia, while reducing liability and increasing employee job satisfaction.

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Assisted Living Training Videos for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Since the pandemic began, there has been a tremendous shortage in caregiving, both by family members and friends and by professional services available at long-term care facilities. Training caregivers is critical to ensure residents with dementia receive quality care. Assisted living training videos offer a cost-effective method for administrators to train staff quickly and conveniently.

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Improving Workforce Management for Assisted Living

While there is already a workforce crisis in assisted living, it is only expected to worsen as the baby boomer generation ages and demand increases. It is estimated that the population of adults older than 85 will double by 2036 and triple by 2049. With this surge in demand for assisted living care, prioritizing staff readiness, efficiency, and capabilities will be critical. Here are key considerations for implementing effective workforce management for assisted living.

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Risk Training for Assisted Living to Reduce Liability Claims

Assisted living facilities that care for aging, medically compromised adults are seeing liability claims are on the rise. According to a report by the insurance company CNA, the average assisted living liability claim cost was $267,174 in 2021, up from $152,348 in 2018. In 2023, commercial insurance broker Marsh predicts claim frequency, claim severity, and loss rates will continue to increase. That’s where risk training for assisted living facilities can help.

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