Activity directors and lifestyle coordinators across the country are trying to find the best solutions for residents who request "brain games" out of a desire to improve their memory and sharpen their cognitive skills.
Right now there are more than 101 inches of snow in Boston. Whether it's a snow storm in New England or Minnesota, a tornado in Nebraska or a hurricane in the South, long-term care providers have experienced inclement weather.
Seniors and people with a weak immune system or chronic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and emphysema, are prone to developing pneumonia and flu.That's why healthcare workers, caregivers and clinicians need to focus on protection measures.
Virginia, an 87-year-old widow, was admitted to your short-stay facility after hospitalization for angina related to coronary artery disease. Just before discharge, her doctor ordered transdermal nitroglycerin to prevent angina. The nurse at your organization explained to her she should apply a nitro patch every morning after she got home. Do you know where this is going?
As we continue to change the senior living world by creating uniquely designed environments, our team members have put their heads together to come up with a list of must-watch industry trends for 2015.
Induction cooktops, which operate with a different technology than either gas or electric stoves, offer features that make them safer and easier for seniors to use.
If you operate a senior living facility, here is something to put at the very top of your to-do list: Survey your residents to understand the choices they have made in the Medicare open enrollment period, which is closing tomorrow.
Protecting your resident's health information is becoming increasingly more urgent.
Identification and directional assistance are two purposes for signage that have been improved upon and upgraded in the new age of LED-based digital signage. Long-term care facilities can benefit from deeper connections with the community aided by outdoor digital message centers.
Believe it or not, looks do matter — at least when it comes to rehabilitation centers. The look and feel of a patient's environment has a clearly established effect on how quickly and how well a patient heals.
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