New CMS Visitation Guidance

UPDATE: CMS has released new guidance. Read about it in our newest blog post. For a year now, residents have been separated from their loved ones. In protecting residents from COVID-19, long-term care communities have left them isolated. The mental and physical toll this loneliness has had on residents is staggering. As such, families and…

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New CMS Visitation Guidance

February Is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, a time when all people can focus on their cardiovascular health. Heart disease is not a picky disease. In fact, it can affect anyone, anywhere. However, adults age 65 and older are much more likely than younger age groups to suffer a heart attack, have a stroke, or develop coronary…

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February Is American Heart Month

Black History Month: Historically Unequal Policies and Disparities

Black History Month celebrates the accomplishments of members of the African American community. Although this month is exceptionally observed, it is critical to bring awareness to the social and health disparities that affect older African Americans in long-term care. These social and health disparities are caused by historic oppression and systemic factors which put many…

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Black History Month: Historically Unequal Policies and Disparities

Post-Holiday Blues: Maneuver Through COVID Shadows

Holiday seasons are often described as a time of warmth and happiness. It is a time for some people to meet their families and friends, and for some others, it is a time for a celebration. However, for some people, holidays can be a period of loneliness, depression, and sadness, especially during this pandemic era….

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Post-Holiday Blues: Maneuver Through COVID Shadows

On Deciding to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

As we shift closer to reaching the one-year mark of COVID-19, the pandemic continues to puzzle us. The recent holiday season supplied a surge in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of several different variants of the virus. Recently, vaccines have become available for emergency use in the United States. While we continue fighting COVID-19 and…

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On Deciding to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?

Neglect of those living in long-term care facilities and those living in the community is an important topic to understand. There are many forms of neglect and a wide variety of signs to look out for. This may make it very difficult to spot instances of neglect. Fortunately, there are steps that friends, family, neighbors,…

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Elder Neglect: What is it, and what can you do about it?