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 […]

The Importance of Technology in Nursing Homes

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“Communities can increase the odds of success with mobile solutions by taking a strategic approach.” Mobility in the nursing home world most often refers to group exercises or physical therapy. Mobility has another very important context for senior living communities- the ability to use innovative mobile solutions, and technology, to improve the quality of life […]

The Benefits of Fusing Academia into Senior Care

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“In long term and post-acute care (LT/PAC), innovation will happen as providers begin to embrace fusion with well-deserving collaborators.” Recently, many long-term care facilities have been incorporating education into their senior care. When long term care facilities team up with colleges, and education is fused into senior living facilities, it creates a system that is […]