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The Elderly and the Internet—What You Need To Know

Special thanks to guest blogger Harsha Reddy from MedAlertHelp.org. Did you hear about the granddad who thought the faster he’ll hit the go button on the web browser, the faster it’ll load? Hilarious as this joke is, it doesn’t correctly depict our average elderly. Namely, today, most baby boomers are quite comfortable using the computer. […]

Forever Young: Engaging Senior Living Residents Through Activity

Taking care of our aging population is about more than just three square meals a day and providing a clean place to sleep. The bare essentials will keep human beings alive, but they don’t help them live, and when it comes to our parents and grandparents, that’s a fact younger generations all too often tend […]

Understanding the Importance of Senior Resident Engagement

As people enter into their senior years — 55 and up — they often become limited in their mobility or their ability to take care of themselves without help. Because of this, many of them opt for senior care communities. These communities are also well known for being accommodating to seniors who are in good health. […]

Embracing Senior Living: How to Help Isolated Residents Reconnect

Research by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) found slower rates of memory decline in elderly Americans who reported active social lives. It’s clear then that activities must be an integral part of the services on offer at senior living facilities; but what about those residents who find themselves struggling to connect? Be Supportive, Not Pushy Senior living […]

The Importance of Pets in an Assisted Living Community

Moving to an assisted living community can mean giving up some of the comforts of home. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to mean giving up your pet. Pets can provide seniors with a reason to get out of bed, knowing that a living creature is depending on them. The interaction people have with their pets can […]

Trends and Tools for a Desirable and Engaging Senior Living Community

Senior living is changing. Gone are the days of the nursing home for anyone who needs a little extra help, or can’t easily live alone anymore. Instead, assisted living facilities have taken over a large part of the market, and the trends seen in them are significant in the value they provide. One of the […]

Increase Senior Resident Engagement

Residents of a senior communities may feel left out if they don’t know about all of the activities and events their community has planned. Fortunately, there are ways to keep seniors in the loop when it comes to what’s going on around them. Many communities post flyers and/or send information to residents, but this is […]

Bridging the Gap in Senior Care

How do you bridge the gap for seniors who need assistance, but are not yet candidates for assisted living? How do you best manage varying levels of residents’ needs while also maintaining staffing levels? If the answer is: do more and do it more efficiently, then what are the tools that make that happen? Reminders […]

Communication Solutions for Senior Living Facilities

It’s a fact; senior living facilities face a broad spectrum of ongoing challenges. From staffing, safety, and resident retention to budgeting, funding, and accreditation—the issues are unrelenting. In addition, facility administrators continuously grapple with the challenge of effectively communicating with staff, residents and families. Communications shouldn’t be an issue… they should be a solution. Here […]