Posts Tagged: assisted living

6 Fun & Seasonal Activities for Assisted Living (That Your Staff Can Plan!)

The day-to-day responsibilities of operating an assisted living facility can sometimes feel more burdensome than rewarding – particularly if the facility is understaffed. As a staff member, it’s easy to get dragged into an unstimulating routine of caring for your patients. Now that the holiday season is here, though, our traditions of decoration and celebration

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What Matters to Families in an Assisted Living Community

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Choosing a long-term care facility for aging loved ones isn’t easy. Consumers need to know that their needs are being met and that the potential resident will be able to enjoy good quality of life at your community. Although nursing home ratings may help families see how you stack up against your competition’s staffing levels

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How to Improve Nursing Home Skincare

Did you know that preventable bedsores are one of the most common sources of lawsuits against nursing homes?  As a health care provider for the elderly, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your residents don’t develop bedsores or pressure ulcers on your watch. Yet, every nursing home or long-term care facility must deal with these

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What to Do After a Resident Falls

What do you think the top cause of nursing home injuries is? If you guessed falls, you guessed correctly! When an elderly resident in your community falls, the severity of the injury can range from minor scrapes to serious head trauma and even death. Even more worrying is that you can have the most effective

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Identifying and Addressing Nursing Home Staff Burnout

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On average, one year in a nursing home costs $91,000. This begs the question: what are long-term care facilities doing to keep their costs down for their residents and their families, if anything? On Twitter, one response we got from a nurse was particularly troublesome: There were four residents per room at her nursing home,

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