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Reflecting on the Shine Your Light celebration

Throughout the pandemic, senior living leaders have been focused on health and safety as they grapple with the deadly rate of virus infections and its impact on the lives of millions of older adults, staff and their families. As our industry rebuilds quality of life for the  elders we serve, TimeSlips partnered with the #ActivitiesStrong…

Put time on your side: Four ways a time clock can fast forward goals

Despite an ongoing evolution of employee time-tracking solutions, many long-term care organizations still rely on antiquated time clocks that do little more than record a worker’s comings and goings. Consider what you’d miss out on if you only used your mobile phone to make and take calls. Like smartphones, new time clocks far exceed their original function.…

A pandemic in the internet age: The catalyst for lasting healthcare transformation?

Much has changed since the 1918 flu pandemic, when fewer than 35% of US households were connected by telephones. We have since evolved to be continuously connected, and our medical knowledge and abilities have grown to cure more often than palliate. Yet the mechanism of healthcare delivery — a physician examining a patient in an…

How a skilled nursing organization mitigated COVID-19 supply chain risk

Occasional hurricanes, Nor’easters and infectious diseases are just a few of the situations that have kicked disaster response into high gear for SALMON Health & Retirement, a senior living community with eight facilities across Massachusetts. While the pandemic has been at the center of our emergency response for over a year, 60 years’ experience in…

Making the case for real-time location services in long-term care

Long-term care communities have both a pressing duty and a powerful self-interest to efficiently trace the contacts of anyone with COVID-19 within their community. Yet contact tracing is notoriously painstaking work when undertaken without technological assistance. It is often cut short by contacts’ wariness and suspicion—even after tracers have already overcome natural gaps in memory…

Managing transition-associated traumas: Making the move to long-term care a success

A move into an eldercare community can be stressful and sometimes traumatic.  One unique phenomenon I observed while working with families during such moves was the collapse of the process in its final stages. All involved lost weeks, sometimes months, and money, but the original need driving the search — finding a residence for the…

Transforming nursing homes into healthy living spaces

With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing the urgent need of nursing homes to do all they can to limit the spread of communicable illnesses, leadership and staff priorities lie in protecting resident health and delivering the best quality of care possible. While they must continue to navigate day-to-day challenges — keeping areas clean to reduce the…

Use electrostatic technology for large-scale disinfection in long-term care

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted long-term care facilities across the United States. COVID-19 is primarily spread via infectious respiratory droplets, but can also be spread via contaminated surfaces, hands and aerosols, in certain situations.  Given the unique communal nature of long-term care and length of average stays, nursing home staff must place special…

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