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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Preventing Senior Suicide: Know The Warning Signs

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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When To Be Concerned About Memory Loss

Memory can be a tricky matter and can play games with us at the worst times. Have you ever blanked on the name of the person standing right in front of you? Have you had trouble recalling a crucial fact in the story you were telling? These minor memory mishaps can happen to anyone at […]

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Seniors Suffering from Lack of Sleep

As an adult, we need the same amount of sleep whether we are in our 20s or our 80s. You may, however, notice that residents’ sleep patterns differ from your own. They may rise very early in the morning, leading you to believe they need less sleep. In reality, they may be suffering from a […]

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