Senior Living eGuides

Our comprehensive library of digital handbooks offers expert recommendations and practical strategies for the most pressing issues in senior living communities.

Six Steps to End Polypharmacy

Six Steps to End Polypharmacy

The typical assisted living resident takes 9 to 10 medications simultaneously, including over-the-counter medications. And when residents rely on multiple pharmacies to source their medications, a lack of coordination can result in redundancies, duplication, and overlap, putting their health and safety at risk. In this guide, you will learn the drivers behind polypharmacy and how…

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How to Tackle the Turnover Trend with Professional Development

How to Tackle the Turnover Trend with Professional Development

Assisted living is booming. Along with this growth, there have been new challenges, one of which is staff attrition and turnover. Operators are now focusing on professional development as a key strategy to ensure that their employees remain with the facility after investing time in finding, hiring and training them. In this ebook, you will…

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Capitalize on Memory Care Growth with Medication Management Practices

Capitalize on Memory Care Growth with Medication Management Practices

The resident demographic in assisted living is undergoing significant changes. While it could have easily been defined as homogenous in recent decades, that’s no longer the case. With memory care building a presence of its own in this segment of the long-term care market, find out how to capitalize on this emerging trend with compliant…

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The Latest Advances in Medication Management

The Latest Advances in Medication Management

More chronically ill and medically complex than ever, medication management is one of the most important services any assisted living community provides. Yet most assisted living communities do not typically provide pharmacy services directly, relying on the expertise of external providers to manage residents’ pharmacological needs. The myriad drugs combined with the lack of coordination…

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Six Safety and Compliance Benefits from Single Pharmacy Adoption

Six Safety and Compliance Benefits from Single Pharmacy Adoption

Greater numbers of new residents are coming through communities’ doors with a level of rising acuity never seen before. And sicker residents mean more medications. Today, polypharmacy is wreaking chaos in an industry beset by unprecedented challenges. In this ebook, you’ll read why safety and compliance – more than anything else – are convincing assisted…

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2020 Forecast for Senior Living Choices

2020 Forecast for Senior Living Choices

Preferences for senior housing in the year(s) to come are changing. While most elderly want to age at home, nearly an equal number would choose an assisted living community if their health falters. But just what are potential residents looking for? Find out the top trends shaping the future of the industry and how communities…

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10 Tips for Healthy Eating

10 Tips for Healthy Eating

A healthy diet is essential to a senior’s well-being whether or not they suffer from an illness or disease. Poor nutrition continues to be a serious problem that affects nearly one in two seniors, and all too often, seniors are lacking important nutrients to stay healthy. Trending options in community dining services Ten ways to…

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HEART MATTERS: Take Health to Heart

HEART MATTERS: Take Health to Heart

As one’s age increases, so does the risk of a heart condition, which can lead to serious and even disabling consequences in seniors like heart attacks and strokes. Fortunately, there are steps residents can take to reduce their risk of problems, like maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, and eating a good diet. Learn…

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Are you Prepared for the Telehealth Shift?

Are you Prepared for the Telehealth Shift?

Telemedicine like video and e-visits via smartphones, tablets and computers, is revolutionizing the way healthcare gets delivered. And, since comprehensive telehealth solutions even focus on chronic conditions and specialties as well, it is gaining traction in communities or nursing facilities throughout the country. With the increasing precautions we have to take to prevent exposure to…

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Helping Staff Cope During COVID-19

Helping Staff Cope During COVID-19

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused a range of reactions, top among them fear and anxiety. While everyone responds differently to stressful situations, there are steps communities can take to help staff cope during this difficult time. Learn how you can help your employees take care of themselves in the midst of the outbreak. Top…

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COVID-19 and Continuity of Care with Telehealth

COVID-19 and Continuity of Care with Telehealth

Telemedicine has been revolutionizing the way care gets delivered. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been essential to keeping residents healthy when they are most at risk. Find out how your program can encourage adoption now and going forward to improve the lives of those in your community. 5 Telehealth Drivers During COVID-19 How…

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Protecting Workers’ Financial Health During COVID-19

Protecting Workers’ Financial Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic not only poses risks to workers’ physical and psychological well-being but their fiscal health as well. With investments plunging, home values pushed lower, rising unemployment rates, and other notable changes in the economy, the threats to employees’ finances continue to mount. Learn opportunities for communities to help ease employees’ financial worries during…

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Top 10 Assisted Living Activities During COVID-19

Top 10 Assisted Living Activities During COVID-19

Central to many assisted living facilities is congregation – in activities, common spaces and dining rooms. But with the risk of the spread and transmission of COVID-19, facilities have taken steps to protect residents and staff, from enforcing social distancing and visitor restrictions to canceling all group activities. Since interaction is essential to an individual’s…

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Boosting Staff Morale During the Pandemic

Boosting Staff Morale During the Pandemic

While some assisted living communities have faced crises before like natural disasters, nothing could have prepared the industry for the COVID-19. And it is taking a toll on employees. From concerns about their own health to the high number of fatalities in long-term care settings, it has been challenging for staff to remain positive during…

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Preserving Resident Well-Being During COVID-19

Preserving Resident Well-Being During COVID-19

Assisted living communities offer homelike settings for aging seniors. But even in these safe, comforting environments, residents are not spared the effects of COVID-19, even within their own walls. The high rates of infection, visitation restrictions, and limits to their independence have affected everyone. During this chaotic time, communities need to focus on what they…

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Heal the Healer: Prioritizing Nurses’ Mental Health

Heal the Healer: Prioritizing Nurses’ Mental Health

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession, and nurses deliver most of the nation’s long-term care. Yet the emotional toll of COVID-19 is threatening the psychological well-being of these frontline workers, putting them at risk for issues such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. To help avoid a mental health crisis, proactive support can be vital….

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Reopening to Visitors

Reopening to Visitors

The long-term care industry has been at the epicenter of COVID-19, leading the country’s fatalities from the virus. To curb the spread, communities were forced to implement lockdowns. As states start to allow guests back into senior living communities, the relaxed rules are a welcome relief to many, especially those suffering negative mental health effects…

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Why Your Community Needs Flu Vaccinations

Why Your Community Needs Flu Vaccinations

Flu is a highly contagious disease that spreads throughout the country each year. While anyone can get the flu, it is more dangerous to certain populations, including seniors age 65 and older and those with certain health conditions or weakened immune system. To help protect against the flu virus, the CDC recommends everyone six months…

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Post-Pandemic Infectious Disease Protocols

Post-Pandemic Infectious Disease Protocols

Precautions will persist after the initial wave of COVID-19 to prevent future spread of the virus, especially in high-risk populations like assisted living residents. Communities should continue to check state and local health department guidance as well as that issued by federal agencies like the CDC, particularly surrounding infection control policies and procedures and how…

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Rethinking Senior Spaces Post-Pandemic

Rethinking Senior Spaces Post-Pandemic

Central to keeping residents safe in the midst of COVID-19 is social distancing. According to the CDC, limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of the virus. But in senior living settings, restrictions to keep residents and visitors physically apart can also negatively impact seniors’ mental health. While many…

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Managing Information During COVID-19

Managing Information During COVID-19

During a national emergency like COVID-19, news and information are essential to providing a sense of control, reducing uncertainty, and promoting safety in your community. Yet too much has the potential to be damaging, causing anxiety among staff, residents, and caregivers. Finding just the right balance of what to share is important to avoiding overload.

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Combat Workplace Violence During the Pandemic

Combat Workplace Violence During the Pandemic

Even prior to COVID-19, cases of workplace violence were on the rise. From threats and intimidation to assault and shootings, violence has been a growing concern among employers in all industries. And workers in healthcare settings face significant risks.

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5 Ways to Support Seniors’ Mental Health

5 Ways to Support Seniors’ Mental Health

According to the CDC, it is estimated that 20 percent of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern, with anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders the most common. Whether a senior has a lifelong or new condition, supporting residents with mental health concerns is essential to optimizing their health and well-being. Learn about the five ways to help elderly residents facing these challenges.

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