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Tag Archives: assisted living insurance

5 Key Indicators Your Nursing Home May Be Under-Insured

5 Key Indicators Your Nursing Home May Be Under-InsuredYou probably see them all the time; those car and home insurance commercials that make you question if you have enough insurance, or even if you have too much insurance. It’s important to realize though, that this doesn’t just occur when purchasing personal insurance lines, these types of issues can come up with business insurance as well, which is why it’s vital to choose the right insurance company when it comes to understanding how to Financially Protect Your Assisted Living Facility or..


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Nursing Homes Insurance: How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By Caregiving

Nursing Homes Insurance How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By CaregivingNursing Homes Insurance: How to Prevent Feeling Burdened By Caregiving

Caregiving can be stressful for even the most experienced nursing home staff member. It takes a lot of patience and compassion to do the job that you and your workers do. It’s easy to become overwhelmed and feel burdened by this job, given the many different personalities that you are faced with day to day. In an ideal situation, all your residents will be healthy and happy, but the reality is that sometimes..


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How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2

How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living- Part 2

In the first part of our blog post entitled “How Caregivers Can Ease the Transition to Assisted Living”, we discussed how this move can make senior citizens feel a bit vulnerable, since they are leaving everything they were familiar with. We looked at ways that nursing home staff could help make the transition a little easier. In part 2, we’ll be exploring what behaviors to expect once the resident has moved..


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Activity Ideas for Your Senior Living Facility

Activity Ideas for Your Senior Living FacilityActivity Ideas for Your Senior Living Facility

The biggest challenge your activity director may face in your nursing home or assisted living facility, is coming up with ideas for appropriate activities for your residents to partake in. The goal of creating activities should be to make sure the calendar is filled with a well-rounded range of events designed to engage residents of all different abilities and interests.

Why is this important? Well, one study of more than 5,500 participants aged 65 years or older concluded..


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Senior Living Insurance: Dementia Risks and Prevention

Senior Living Insurance: Dementia Risks and Prevention

Senior Living Insurance: Dementia Risks and Prevention

In an earlier post, we reviewed the role that music might play in preventing mental decline in the elderly. While there is no known cure for dementia, many health care providers have well-supported theories as to what may cause the disease, and what can help stall it.

For example, researchers from INSERM and University of Bordeaux, France, recently reported that elderly patients who are exposed to general anesthesia have a 35% higher risk of developing dementia. This..


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Nursing Home Insurance: Improving Patient Care

Nursing Home Insurance: Improving Patient CareNursing Home Insurance: Improving Patient Care

The best way for nursing home owners to provide their residents with a quality life is by focusing on improving patient care. This can be challenge among changing regulations and overhead concerns, but it is absolutely imperative and doable for any facility. Here are some practical time savers and morale boosters to practice among your staff that will be felt by your patients as well.

Consolidate patient questions, pre-certifications, and referrals. Have a staff expert who handles all pre-certifications and referrals..


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Senior Living Insurance: How Americans Feel About Living Longer

Senior Living Insurance: How Americans Feel About Living LongerSenior Living Insurance: How Americans Feel About Living Longer

Recently, in a New York City laboratory, scientists working with mice tinkers with a protein in a tiny part of their brains called the hypothalamus that is thought to control the aging process. Researchers say that this should allow the mice to outlive their peers by the human equivalent of 20 years! In addition, they should be able to recall maze patterns faster, and their muscles and tendons will be stronger.

The implications..


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Making Your Senior Living Community Stand Out

Making Your Senior Living Community Stand Out

Making Your Senior Living Community Stand Out

Every senior living community is different. Retiring By Design President Kristin Kutac Ward advises that each community needs a unique analysis of its strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). She gives many recommendations for improving occupancy and planning for the long term. This starts with looking at what advantages you offer to your senior population that may be different from what another community may offer, and selling those qualities. Your sales and marketing..


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