The Importance of Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we continue to battle COVID-19, you may feel like you’re being inundated with information and communications regarding the virus and related guidelines. But are you receiving information from the community that’s responsible for caring for your senior loved one? At this point, responding to COVID-19 is no longer an “if,” but a “when” for […]

Read Article

How to Provide Compassionate End-of-Life Care

End-of-life can be a very difficult time for the individual, their caregivers, and their family. As administrators, it’s our job to make our residents’ final days as comfortable as possible. We can do this in many ways, including providing palliative and hospice care and meeting all of our seniors’ end-of-life needs. Keep reading to learn […]

Read Article

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 […]

Read Article

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 […]

Read Article

Your Complete Guide to Assisted Living Pest Prevention

Pest infestations can happen even in the cleanest of facilities, and the solution is not always easy or inexpensive. No matter the size or location of your facility, creating pest prevention protocols and implementing a management system will prove to be valuable in detecting any issue before it becomes a major health or monetary concern. […]

Read Article

Is High Independence Actually a Form of Senior Abuse?

There are many different kinds of care and resources that can be provided for seniors. From independent living to around-the-clock monitoring, seniors are able to receive care that’s tailored to their own levels of health, cognitive function, and needs. But what if seniors demand a high level of independence when they are actually better supported […]

Read Article