Medical Marijuana Uses & Benefits For Assisted Living Seniors

What is Medical Marijuana? Medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis, is a type of treatment for various medical symptoms that occur due to a range of illnesses and conditions. Medical marijuana uses pure, unprocessed marijuana plants and extracts to ease patients’ symptoms for 4 to 12 hours at a time. The active chemicals within […]

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Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse and Fraud

Your long-time resident, Charlotte, is a woman in her mid-80s. For the past decade, she has settled into your community, become friends with other residents, and joined the many stimulating activities you offer. She has always flourished within the community, but lately, she has been keeping to herself. Staff and other residents have mentioned they’ve […]

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How to Prevent Bed Bug Infestations In Senior Care

Bed bugs are not a pleasant topic but one that can be important among senior living communities. Although they were nearly eradicated for decades, many factors have contributed to a growing number of bed bug infestations since the early 2000s. And, because bed bugs thrive in close living environments, how to prevent bed bug infestations […]

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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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Preventing Dementia Wandering in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Wandering senior residents is a common, but tough, problem to manage. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s and six in ten people with dementia will wander. Individuals diagnosed with dementia may become disoriented, even in familiar places. Dementia wandering has the potential to be dangerous, but there are strategies and preventative measures […]

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Best Practices for Senior Medication Management

As an assisted living caregiver, you see the effects of aging on your residents’ health. Because of these age-related health changes and challenges, doctors frequently prescribe medications to seniors to help manage their health. In fact, the following statistics on medication use among older Americans are quite surprising: 75% of older adults take one or […]

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