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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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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Your Role in Preventing Senior Falls

Modern medicine is making successful strides in controlling many of the diseases that, in past years, caused the deaths of many older Americans. Medication, surgery, and other treatments can now help to control diagnoses of heart disease, diabetes, or cancer, allowing seniors to live years longer. But by living longer, your residents’ health and safety […]

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Normal Aging Process or A Cause for Concern?

We will all eventually grow older. That’s a universal truth. What’s not universal is the way we age. Based on factors like exercise, lifestyle, illness, stress, and diet, as well as hereditary factors, our bodies and minds respond differently to the aging process. As an employee of a senior living facility, it’s important to understand the […]

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