Senior living communities should work with business partners and vendors to ensure they are not only offering quality dining options with a variety of food choices, but also providing clean, safe and comfortable dining experiences for their residents, families and staff.
Healthcare administrators often consider furniture a sunken cost as they believe it needs to be repeatedly replaced in order to preserve quality and durability, as well as meet health standards.
One of the most vital and staff intensive aspects of resident care is, of course, monitoring of individuals' overall health and wellness as part of resident operations and programing. Technology solutions with proven results, such as Remote Health Monitoring, are increasingly being used in assisted living settings to enhance personal and professional care support.
Competition for residents is becoming more intense as senior living communities chase fewer qualified prospects. Getting prospects to visit your community is the first step in converting them to residents.
In long term and post-acute care facilities, where those with a "need to know" protected health information can include everyone from nursing and social services, to chaplains, cooks, transportation drivers, aides, admissions and marketing staff, administrators, even activities staf
Because I work in the professional cleaning industry, I have a tendency to check what kinds of tools and equipment are being used by housekeepers in the hotels I stay in. What is revealing when traveling in Europe or most of Asia is the absence of upright vacuum cleaners. In the U.S., uprights still command as much as 80% of all vacuums sold.
For healthcare companies, indications of future growth are positive, despite concerns about the cost of employee healthcare as well as the overall cost of doing business, both of which are making it difficult for middle market firms across multiple industries to maintain margins. Half of healthcare firms indicated that they saw improved performance compared to one year ago
While easy and relatively quick actions can reduce the severity of oral health issues developing over time, they are some of the most challenging activities to consistently attend to in many managed care settings.
Thanks to Brookdale Senior Living, Wish of a Lifetime, and a donation from our company (It's Never 2 Late), it was my honor to float aimlessly over Ohio with Warren Jackson, age 93, and his three kids Cecil, Vinnie and Bonnie in a hot air balloon at 5:49 AM on July 18.
Make sure staff, family and friends interact on social media. Have family and friends write reviews about their experience. Upload pictures and videos from events and make sure everyone knows about activities going on in the community. With time, residents, family members, staff and even prospects will be tweeting, posting and connecting!
Herrick House team would spend many hours knocking on residents' doors, and on the telephone with residents, families and staff. She found a way to save time and increase communication.
As we approach the winter season, seniors will undoubtedly spend more time indoors, and it is important that they and their homes are prepared.
Many stoma skin barriers require the patient to measure the stoma and cut the barrier material to the appropriate size. If the barrier is the wrong size, it can cause gaps in protection that lead to peristomal skin complication.
Activities and wellness programs can be used as tools to reduce guilty feelings and their effects on family satisfaction. Allowing residents to be decision makers can be one way to improve the long-term care experience.
Innovative healthcare providers are eliminating hidden costs and potentially saving millions by adding affordable, healthcare compliant, patient room entertainment systems
The marketplace has never rewarded companies who fall back on the tried and true, and don't push the envelope - and it won't be any different in the case of senior care and healthcare.
If families, current residents and clients are your No. 1 source of referrals, shouldn't positive communications with them be a high priority?
Long-term care providers know that finding the balance between a clean community and a shrinking budget is tough.
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently celebrated a decline in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections[i], incidences of several other types of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) known as 'superbugs' continue to rise.
The Virtual Tour technology in place is now beyond the imagination of just a few years ago. Imagine you are a son, daughter, grandchild, caregiver or other loved one searching for an LTC, ALF, SNF, or other facility but you live 1,000 miles away
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