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Managing Swallowing Disorders During COVID Takes Extra Effort

March 10, 2021

Even in ordinary times, managing swallowing disorders can require complex coordination and care in senior living communities—and these are not ordinary times. With the limitations and precautions the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed, senior living operators have had to make adjustments to ensure residents who suffer from swallowing disorders continue to receive the close attention that…

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The Ins and Outs of Community Entry

March 10, 2021

The look and feel of the entrances to many senior living communities has changed drastically since February 2020. In addition to a huge reduction in the number of people going in and out—visitation restrictions and quarantines, those who do come in may face a number of safety measures including screening questions and remote temperature sensing.…

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What’s Your IAQ?

March 10, 2021

From the beginning of the pandemic, even before the coronavirus was discovered to be a greater airborne threat than a surface one, senior living communities turned their attention to air circulation. The knowledge that air matters in infection prevention and control is basic to people in senior living, who take all steps possible to keep…

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Introducing LISA: A New Pathway to Request Staff Support for Monoclonal Antibody Infusions in Assisted Living/Long-Term Care

March 3, 2021

Argentum is excited to announce a new, grassroots opportunity facilitating the use of interested and qualified Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers to provide staff support for administering COVID-19 monoclonal antibody infusions in assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities. The Long-Term Care Infusion Support Activity (LISA) is a collaborative initiative designed and supported by…

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Change the Conversation for More Meaningful Socialization

February 18, 2021

It happens to everyone, whatever your age: You’ve covered family, work, and the weather, and the conversation stalls. What do you say next? That’s where CircleTalk™ comes in: training and curriculum designed to create meaningful and authentic social interactions—a chance for “older adults to connect with each other and feel accepted and valued by others.”…

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Families in All Shapes, Sizes, and Ages Need Clear, Caring Communication

January 28, 2021

Jennifer L. FitzPatrick, LCSW-C, CSP, is the author of “Cruising Through Caregiving: Reducing The Stress of Caring For Your Loved One,” a speaker on senior living issues, and an instructor with Johns Hopkins University’s Certificate on Aging program. Her firm, Jenerations Health Education, Inc., provides continuing education to health care workers in all areas and…

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A Change of Focus: Alleviating Loneliness Becomes a Major Concern

January 28, 2021

Everyone knew it was a problem that could get bigger. Reports and education covered it, many discussed it, and nearly everyone in senior living made it part of their mission to address it. But when the pandemic hit, another epidemic was revealed: Loneliness and social isolation. It affects health—reports put it at more dangerous than…

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Making Change a Positive

January 28, 2021

At the beginning of 2020, Merrill Gardens was excited and hard at work on a new opportunity: Its new brand for a moderate-priced model. “And then COVID hit,” writes Merrill Gardens president Tana Gall, in an email interview. “Like a lot of operators, at Merrill we went into all-hands-on-deck mode to support our communities as…

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A Review of Biden’s American Rescue Plan and Its Impact for Senior Living

January 15, 2021

Last night, President-elect Biden released his proposed $1.9 trillion relief package that includes $415 billion focused on combating the COVID-19 pandemic, over $1 trillion in direct aid to individuals and families, and $440 billion in assistance to businesses. The plan is sweeping and proposes large-scale spending items such as $1,400 in additional stimulus checks, an extension…

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The Essential Caregiver Program: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

December 21, 2020

The Essential Caregiver (EC) program is a simple concept: Allow a single person, a family member or loved one, to have a controlled visit and help someone in senior living, even during times of restricted visitation, in order to counter the often severely detrimental health effects of loneliness and social isolation. But the implementation of…

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A New Era in Memory Care

December 21, 2020

Tom Alaimo, vice president of life enrichment and memory care at Trilogy Health Services, has been in memory care for more than 15 years and calls the field “near and dear to my heart.” “With COVID, the foundation and the philosophy hasn’t changed,” Alaimo says. “Just sometimes the way we go about it has.” Keeping…

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Long-Term Care and Senior Living Leaders Emphasize Need for Residents and Staff to Receive Prioritization for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

November 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. – The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), LeadingAge, Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) released a joint statement today regarding distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine: “Since the start of the pandemic, heroic caregivers in long-term care and senior living communities have done everything in their…

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