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Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization (NPBI™) Turns Senior Living HVAC Systems into Powerful Tools for Pathogen Reduction

Senior living healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), such as MRSA, C. diff, influenza and other viruses that cause respiratory infections, impact thousands of long-term care communities across America every year. Aerosol and droplet transmission of diseases like these and now SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been a challenge for senior living operators for decades. NPBI is a new engineering control solution that can be installed in HVAC systems and is proven by testing to inactivate SARS-CoV-2 as well as many other pathogens.

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Protecting Yourself While Protecting Others

Currently, many health care professionals are wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) the majority of the day. There are increasing reports of pressure injuries from masks, face shields and other PPE. In this recorded webinar, we discuss the best ways to protect yourself from these injuries by utilizing best practices that can help mitigate injury and keep your skin moisturized.

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Why Your Community Needs Flu Vaccines

Seniors are at a higher risk from the flu because of weaker immune systems and chronic conditions that increase their susceptibility. To help protect residents against the flu virus, the CDC recommends a vaccination every season. While the primary prevention is a flu shot, there are also other steps communities can take to reduce the likelihood of contracting the flu. Find out what your community can do to help keep your seniors safe with this easy to read eGuide “Why Your Community Needs Flu Vaccinations”. Engage in a collection of Resources developed to provide support and educational tools.

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Tracking Occupancy Trends: From Marketing to Move Ins/Outs

Occupancy drives everything in senior housing. Normalizing both language and data are vital for optimizing operations. In such unprecedented times and uncertainty, occupancy is of great concern. It is crucial to understand the importance of data input and management since data drives every decision. Innovative technology increases productivity in less time with greater efficiency allowing more time for residents. Download this free resource to learn more about language, data management and measuring metrics for success.

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Willis Towers Watson Senior Living Center of Excellence: Risk Management Training Video Library

Willis Towers Watson’s Senior Living Center of Excellence has created a series of customized videos demonstrating practical tools and techniques that reinforce a culture of safety within your communities. These videos have been developed by our senior living team of experts, including a certified safety professional, registered nurse, occupational therapist and physical therapist assistant. Our library of topics have been developed specifically for senior living and provides a powerful coaching tool for your communities.

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Research Study: Use of AI-Powered Digital Health Platform Improves Resident Health Outcomes in Senior Living Communities

Senior living communities are realizing the critical role technology plays in maintaining the health of residents. Unplanned hospitalizations and falls remain the top contributors to resident move-outs in communities. This research study assesses the impact of an AI-powered solution that provides remote senior activity monitoring in reducing hospitalization and fall rates, consequently leading to increased length of stay. It also shows how equipping staff with technology-enabled tools led to faster response times in communities.

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Telehealth for Senior Living: Improving Patient Outcomes and Provider Satisfaction

When the COVID-19 crisis struck, skilled nursing and long-term care provider American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM) made the shift to telehealth with Eko. “Eko Telehealth is a very valuable tool that providers can add to their toolbox to help deliver quality care. When we’re trying to protect our patients, whether it’s the COVID crisis or the next flu epidemic, this is an excellent way to protect our patients from infectious disease, and protect our healthcare workers who might be exposed.” – Vickie Powell, Practice Administrator, AMFM

 

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Emergency Preparedness: Skin Health Practices Simplified

In this on-demand webinar we will focus on the Skin Health implications of COVID-19, address Skin Health goals during times of crisis, offer solutions supporting Skin Health in emergency situations, and review available Medline tools & resources.

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On-Demand Webinar: Falling Over Ourselves to Maximize Your ROI

Learn how monitored living protects residents and enhances their well-being, leading to increased resident lifetime value. Watch the recorded webinar between Argentum and Vayyar Home to learn:
1. How to drive down costs, increase revenue and differentiate your brand.
2. How touchless sensors are the new foundation technology to know your residents.
3. How behavioral analysis leads to fall prevention.Grow revenues with your existing PERS buyers.

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Differentiators in Business Intelligence Technology

Anytime access to data is critical for making informed business decisions. But when it comes to BI solutions, senior living providers have few options that are built to support their broad range of daily activities. What questions should you be asking vendors about their solution to make sure it fits your needs? This ebook discusses six concepts that will make it simpler to vet business intelligence software as a senior living provider.

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Feature Your Content to 20,000+ Industry Professionals

Have research you want to share? A white paper advancing thought leadership? Recorded webinar? Learn more about how your company's resource can be featured through the Senior Living Resource Spotlight. Contact Katherine Madison, kmadison@argentum.org, 571-527-2625.
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Think There’s Not A Lot You Can Do for Memory Care Residents? Think Again.

It has been proven that regular therapeutic exercise is effective in lowering the rates of mental deterioration in people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. By targeting abilities rather than disabilities and providing consistent caregiver training with coordination, you can help restore life to memory care residents.  This article and enclosed link to the FOX Playbook for Dementia Management provide valuable resources in how best to incorporate physical, occupational and speech therapy into your overall care plan.

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Why Your Community Needs Flu Vaccinations

Even before COVID-19, many seniors living at home reported feeling lonely. With lockdown measures during the pandemic further isolating older adults, a sense of community has become more important, particularly in case of a second wave of the virus. With social engagement a key priority at communities during COVID-19, the creative steps to keep residents connected may also appeal to prospective residents looking for companionship. Learn ways communities attract older adults in a post-pandemic world through this easy to read resource “Attracting Residents after COVID-19”.

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Beyond COVID: Senior Living Infection Control in a Post–Pandemic World

Senior living communities have always been concerned with disease control and prevention among their residents and staff. Yet the coronavirus pandemic brings this imperative to the forefront as providers race to ensure the health and safety of those under their care. Read our white paper, “Beyond COVID: Senior Living Infection Control in a Post–Pandemic World,” to learn how senior living providers are using technology in their communities to control and prevent infection in the COVID-19 era and beyond.

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Sherpa CRM: Sales Enablement in Senior Living

Selling senior living is hard. Data shows that using the right methodology, coupled with tools and training, will accelerate sales performance and increase occupancy in your communities. Sherpa’s white paper published with Senior Housing News details the four key elements of a successful sales enablement strategy and selling culture.

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Attracting Residents After COVID-19

Even before COVID-19, many seniors living at home reported feeling lonely. With lockdown measures during the pandemic further isolating older adults, a sense of community has become more important, particularly in case of a second wave of the virus. With social engagement a key priority at communities during COVID-19, the creative steps to keep residents connected may also appeal to prospective residents looking for companionship. Learn ways communities attract older adults in a post-pandemic world through this easy to read resource “Attracting Residents after COVID-19”.

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Mitigating Risks through Medication Management

Medication-related adverse drug events (ADEs) are a significant risk for older adults. Seniors comprise about 53% of inpatient stays complicated by ADEs and nearly half of fatal ADEs. Electronic health records help manage medications and mitigate errors, preventing up to 95% of ADEs. Download this free white paper to learn more about the benefits of EHRs, including point-of-care charting and clinical intelligence

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Beyond COVID: Senior Living Infection Control in a Post-Pandemic World

Senior living communities have always been concerned with disease control and prevention among their residents and staff. Yet the coronavirus pandemic brings this imperative to the forefront as providers race to ensure the health and safety of those under their care. This white paper discusses how senior living providers are using technology in their communities to control and prevent infection in the COVID-19 era and beyond.

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It’s More Important Than Ever for Your Residents with Dementia to Benefit from Therapy

This article will discuss the need for residents with dementia to receive therapy. These individuals comprise a population that is often overlooked because of outdated perceptions of their inability to learn. Learn new treatment models that illuminate why cognitively impaired residents deserve the opportunity to improve through therapy—now more than ever.

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Managing Information During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 national emergency, information has been essential to promoting safety in our communities. Yet too much has the potential to be damaging, leading to anxiety among staff, residents and caregivers. To learn how to best manage messages to optimize the value of what you share while minimizing stress as the crisis continues to evolve through this easy to read resource “Managing Information during COVID-19”. Engage in a collection of COVID-19 Resources developed to provide support and educational tools during the pandemic.

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All Natural Cleaning and Sanitizing Solutions

A multi-phase trial program was implemented to test both efficacy and ease of use for the Viking Pure Solutions in place of the traditional cleaning solutions used by the facility’s Housekeeping staff. Electrostatic Spray (ESS) technology was also evaluated to disinfect surfaces in the resident apartments.

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Boosting Staff Morale during the Pandemic

During COVID-19, community staff can have pronounced feelings towards their employer such as anger, resentment and lack of support. And these emotions can add to the pressures they’re already experiencing, especially in communities that are short-staffed. To help improve employee satisfaction during the pandemic, find out the proactive steps you can take to alleviate worker frustration through this short resource “Boosting Staff Morale during the Pandemic”.  Engage in a collection of Resources developed to provide support and educational tools during the pandemic.

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Clean Smarter to Keep Your Residents and Your Community Safer

Sodexo’s Preventive Disinfection solution is a proactive approach to keeping your community safe during these times. Regulation infection prevention and disinfection procedures are essential to reduce exposure risk for your residents and your community. Our comprehensive Preventive Disinfection Service is built on three core components: Prevention, Disinfection, and Pulsed UV (PX-UVC) Technology. Together, they deliver a powerfully effective clean and superior results across your operations.

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Helping Staff Cope during COVID-19

Engage in a collection of ebooks as part of a collection of thought Resources, hosted online by PharMerica.

This short resource, “Helping Staff Cope during COVID-19”, provides insights on the steps communities can take to help staff cope during this difficult time. Learn how you can help your employees take care of themselves in the midst of the outbreak.

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Putting the Function in Functional Reserve: Helping Older Adults Thrive, Live, and Learn

This article will review the meaning of functional reserve, explain why it is important, and help you discover how older adults can utilize medical and non-medical interventions to maximize function, helping the body defend against illness and muscular deterioration.

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Are you Prepared for the Telehealth Shift?

Engage in a collection of ebooks as part of a collection of thought Resources, hosted online by PharMerica.

This short resource, “Are you Prepared for the Telehealth Shift”, provides insights on the ways you could support telemedicine in your community and can help improve the health and happiness of residents through the power of telehealth.

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BEST PRACTICES for Foodservice Operations in Healthcare and Senior Living Settings

Infection Control COVID-19 Precautions: Best Practices for Foodservice Operations
We know the health, well-being and safety of your residents and team members is your highest priority. During these uncertain times, this resource from Gordon Food Service is intended to provide sound, evidence-based information regarding infection control-related best practices in healthcare and senior living foodservice settings.

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Feature Your Content to 20,000+ Industry Professionals

Have research you want to share? A white paper advancing thought leadership? Recorded webinar? Learn more about how your company's resource can be featured through the Senior Living Resource Spotlight. Contact Katherine Madison, kmadison@argentum.org, 571-527-2625.
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