What Are We Doing to Help Caregivers Feel Valued?

Caregivers are the backbone and most vital element in short-term and long-term care facilities. Hiring and maintaining compassionate, competent, and well-trained staff is imperative in each skilled nursing, assisted living, and rehabilitation center or facility....

Building the Good for Seniors

Senior care facilities are home to a large percentage of our nation’s older adults. Home goes beyond a roof over their head and a few meals a day. Senior care facilities strive to provide belonging, support, relationships, and purpose to seniors in their care....

Understanding the Perspective of the Resident

In the senior healthcare world, it is crucial to understand the perspective of the resident (or patient). Once a care provider understands the world and experiences of the resident, they can help improve their quality of life. Care providers can strive to understand...

Increasing Occupancy in the Wake of the Pandemic

As the COVID-19 vaccine is more widely available, there has been a “nearly 99 percent decline in new COVID-19 cases among nursing home residents.” Seniors and healthcare workers were among the first groups to get vaccinated, and because of this, the...

The COVID-19 Strain on Seniors

Most everyone is suffering from COVID-19 fatigue these days. The Corona Virus has been rampant in the United States since March and, as a result, most areas have been in some form of quarantine and/or lockdown. This has been difficult for everyone, but, with the...

Hanging out in Hammocks

A hammock hanging between two trees is an inviting sight. This swinging bed has provided safety and rest in the centuries since its invention. Anthropologists say the native people of Central and South America hung the first hammocks about 1,000 years ago, weaving...