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How to Normalize the Senior Living Experience

How to Normalize the Senior Living ExperienceHow to Normalize the Senior Living Experience

As more and more baby boomers enter retirement age and begin to consider a move to a continuing care retirement center or some other type of assisted living facility, nursing homes are finding themselves getting ready for an influx of patients and residents. Despite this boom in the aging population, however, many of these elderly individuals have a tough time transitioning out of their homes they’ve known for years; often feeling like if they have lived differently, or raised..


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Senior Activities Prevent Falls

Senior Activities Prevent FallsSenior Activities Prevent Falls

According to a recent study, one in three older adults fall each year. Among this population, falls are actually a leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Preventing this can be a simple task if one adopts the right know-how and continuing activity that is associated with it. Falls are a major concern and possible life threatening problem, especially for the folks in assisted living quaters. Although they receive additional specialized assistance, taking a spill is often caused by the individual and..


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What U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of Seniors?

What U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of SeniorsWhat U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of Seniors?

According to a 2010 census analysis by demographer Wendell Cox, the oldest metropolitan areas in American have twice as high a concentration of residents over the ages of 60. In newer areas, this level is not expected until 2020, or even 2050. Apparently, the oldest metropolitan areas tend to be clustered in the old industrial regions of the country, with the exception of Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL and Miami, FL.

Forbes.com also analyzed changes of the..


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Nursing Home Liability: Addressing Resident Family Concerns

Nursing Home Liability Addressing Resident Family ConcernsNursing Home Liability: Addressing Resident Family Concerns

For many families, placing their elderly loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility is a huge step that takes careful consideration. Naturally, some families may be apprehensive about the change. It’s important as a facility manager to understand these concerns, and to address them in order to potentially avoid any nursing home liability claims down the road.

Occasionally, a potential resident or family member will be resistant to assisted living facilities because they may not understand exactly..


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Long Term Care Risk Management: Emergency Preparedness

Long Term Care Risk Management Emergency PreparednessLong Term Care Risk Management: Emergency Preparedness

If an emergency such as a fire or earthquake were to hit your long term care facility, would you be prepared? Would your employees know where to go, who to contact, or how to best assist your elderly residents? There have been numerous stories over the years about devastating fires in nursing homes, and debates over sprinkler systems not being installed to protect residents should a fire occur. Of course accidents will happen, but having a solid emergency preparedness..


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