Why Assisted Living Education Programs Are Important

Administrators oversee so much at assisted living communities. From overseeing day-to-day operations to implementing emergency preparedness procedures, you take care of a lot in order to keep things running smoothly. Why not take some of the weight off your shoulders with the help of assisted living education programs? Not only do they provide your employees […]

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Conducting Ideal Chronic Care Management Within Your Facility

With 117 million adults living with at least one chronic health condition, it’s more important than ever that chronic care management (CCM) be supported at assisted living communities. As Medicare attempts to ensure the sustainability of funding over time, more payment models have begun focusing on caring for the chronic diseases of seniors in a […]

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Less is More: Dealing with Loss, Grief, & the Holiday Season

The following blog was written by Rev. Howard L. West III M.Ed., M.Div., Executive Director of Spiritual Life Services of Country Meadows Retirement Communities. The holiday and winter season is a very difficult time of the year for many older adults and their caregivers. Getting through the holidays can be painful and tiring when facing […]

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Elopement Prevention: Assisted Living Preparedness Part 3

It was a chilly, February afternoon in Elizabeth City, North Carolina when Ruby Whedbee, a 90-year-old resident who suffered from dementia, wandered away from the Brookdale Elizabeth City senior living community. While an extensive search was conducted by both the police and community staff, Ruby was not found until the following day. By the time […]

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What is Long Term Care Insurance?

Senior living communities are finding that a greater percentage of their residents currently possess long term care insurance more than their resident populations of 10 to 15 years ago. To effectively train staff and educate residents and their families, it’s vital that administrators are aware of long term care insurance. To answer the question, “What […]

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Fire Safety Training: Assisted Living Emergency Preparedness Part 2

It was still early on March 3, 2017, the dark sky blanketing over the sleeping city of West Baltimore, Maryland. Kozy Kottage, an assisted living facility in the area was housing seven people at the time. That’s when the unexpected happened — a blaze erupted with heavy smoke and fire scorching the first floor. With […]

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