Increasing Occupancy in the Wake of the Pandemic

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As the COVID-19 vaccine is more widely available, there has been a “nearly 99 percent decline in new COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents.” Seniors and healthcare workers were among the first groups to get vaccinated, and because of this, the clinical crisis is now largely under control. With the imminent health threat getting more […]

The Importance of Culture in Health Care Facilities

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Through the last year and a half, as we have fought through Covid-19, the importance of having a positive company culture has been driven home at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Through the pandemic, areas of “company culture” that needed improvement became more apparent, and staff went to work to fix it!   Culture and environment […]

The Importance of Staying Active in Senior Care Facilities

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The demographic and background of the seniors currently residing in post-acute and long-term care facilities are vastly important in providing customized and individualized care. The majority of residents and patients in these facilities are of the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are the generation born between 1946 and 1964. They’re currently between 57-75 years old. […]

The COVID-19 Strain on Seniors

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Most everyone is suffering from COVID-19 fatigue these days. The Corona Virus has been rampant in the United States since March and, as a result, most areas have been in some form of quarantine and/or lockdown. This has been difficult for everyone, but, with the highest risk and mortality rate, the world of seniors has […]

Rethinking Facility Safety, Technology, and Social Wellness

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The world has been turned upside-down this year. Long-term health care facilities and short-term rehabilitation facilities have had to change almost every policy, plan, structure, and rule. Among these changes, there have been difficult new policies, like the inability to allow guests and visitors, and there have also been beneficial new policies, like incorporating more […]

Successful 2020 Activities

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Covid-19 came to the United States in mid-February. Most states went into some form of lockdown around mid-March. Reports of the new, unknown virus were saying that seniors were among the most at risk. The concern for facilities was three-fold. Residents and patients are in the senior group, many of the residents are recovering from […]

The Importance of Sleep for Seniors

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Sleep is an integral part of life. You can’t live without sleep. Sleep becomes even more vital if your body is in recovery from an injury or surgery. Most, if not all, residents of short term and long term care facilities are recovering from something. Be it a cold, an injury, surgery, or emotional trauma, […]

How Activities are Changing in Long Term and Post-Acute Care Facilities

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In the senior healthcare world activities are extremely important. Having the patients and residents involved in activities helps with their overall treatment. As activities are more personalized, residents can feel more included in their little community, find purpose, and contribute to those around them. Generally, most facilities have a life enrichment director that works closely […]

Fulfillment Through Giving Back

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“Most people feel satisfaction and fulfillment when giving their time and attention for the benefit of others.” For nursing home residents, this can be a hard feat to achieve. Often, residents of short and long term care are focused on recovery, wellness goals, and other health concerns. This often can lead to not feeling fulfilled. […]

The Importance of Psychosocial Care in Senior Living

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There is an important link between psychosocial care and overall health in seniors. In the past, residents of long-term and post-acute care facilities were given attention based only on their medical needs. While medical needs are the first and foremost priority of care facilities, providers now understand the fundamental importance of meeting resident’s and patient’s […]