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Making the loneliness epidemic a mainstream problem, finally

With the coronavirus pandemic still raging this summer, a senior living facility in North Carolina began posting photos on its Facebook page, each showing a resident holding a sign that listed the person’s first name and hobbies. There was Linda, who likes art, music and reading. Pauline, who enjoys rabbits and the Bible. Alex, who…

From ‘failure to thrive’ to living with purpose

Finding purpose is a basic human right regardless of our place in society, background or age. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold and disrupt the senior living industry, it is our duty as industry leaders  to ensure that residents in communities are able to find meaning every day through person-centered engagement. Activity professionals make…

Behavioral telemedicine can improve geriatric mental health

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, skilled-nursing facilities have focused – rightly so – almost entirely on infection control and maintaining the health and safety of residents and staff. These facilities acted quickly to restrict visitor access and limit resident activities. With these actions, however, came increased loneliness, depression and isolation for elderly residents.…

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