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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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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Respectful Tips When Caring for Seniors

Part of our role in caring for seniors is to ensure that our residents maintain their independence and dignity while we help them live a life filled with joy and meaningful activities. To fully embrace this assisted living philosophy, it is necessary to first understand that residents have certain rights that must be upheld. Residents’ […]

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Privacy Training: Do You Have a “Need to Know?”

Have you ever taken part in conversations similar to the ones below? “Mrs. Warren is on a new medication and I’ve noticed that she doesn’t have much of an appetite lately,” you mention to the nurse who is relieving you for the day at a shift-change meeting. “Mrs. Warren is recovering in the hospital and […]

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