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The Assisted Living Bucket List: Helping Residents Find Purpose

By Alex Collins
May 18, 2022

We’ve all heard the term, “bucket list.” It’s essentially a list of experiences or achievements that you would like to accomplish within your lifetime. Some people may mistakenly believe that once you move to an assisted living community, pursuit  of the bucket list ends. In fact, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Modern assisted ...

How to Use Light Therapy to Positively Impact Mood and Sleep

By Tangram Insurance Services
May 03, 2022

 The amount of sunshine we get throughout the day has a significant impact on both our sleep patterns and our overall mood. Specifically, in the late fall and winter months, seasonal affective disorder has a strong impact on our day-to-day activities. For many, spending more time outside and exercising more often is a good start. ...

How to Talk to Residents and Their Loved Ones About Death and Suffering

By Tangram Insurance Services
April 19, 2022

Death is inevitable. That doesn’t make it less frightening. Many older adults grapple with fears of death and suffering. Family members may also be worried about loved ones. These are very valid, very sensitive concerns, and it’s important for personal care home and assisted living facility staff to know how to broach these issues. Fears ...

Managing the Next COVID Variant

By Tangram Insurance Services
March 17, 2022

First came COVID-19. Then came the Delta variant, followed by the Omicron variant. We don’t know what the next big variants will be, but we can assume that they will exist. The pandemic isn’t over yet, and leaders at personal assisted living communities need to be ready.   The Next Variant Might Not Be Mild ...

How to Manage the Progression of Resident Care Needs

By Tangram Insurance Services
February 28, 2022

Providing the right level of care is essential. When a resident stays at your assisted living facility for months or years, the level of care that’s needed may change. Although this is to be expected, it can be a sensitive issue for residents and their families, so it’s important to manage the situation carefully and ...

PCH Joins MemoryWell to Facilitate Connection and Well-Being

By Julie Bordo
March 15, 2021

“Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued,” writes author, podcaster and TedTalk star, Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW. Studies have linked human connection and social support to well-being and longevity. When people move into a long-term care setting they are worried the connections they have made will fray ...

The Vaccine Quandary: Addressing Conflicting Thoughts on the COVID-19 Vaccine in Long-Term Care Facilities

By Julie Bordo
March 03, 2021

Long-term care (LTC) facilities have very clear business reasons to require that all staff and residents get vaccinated for COVID-19. Your residents are in the high-risk category for the virus. Nearly 40% of COVID deaths in the U.S. are LTC facility residents. LTC staff have also suffered disproportionately. You and your staff are in close ...

Medication Theft: Steps to Protect Your Adult Residential Care Facility

By Alexa Connelly
April 16, 2019

Families rely on adult residential care facilities to care for their loved ones and keep them safe. That includes administering medications on schedule and as prescribed by the doctor. In recent years, many adult residential care facilities have had resident medications stolen by employees, also referred to as drug diversion. The increase in theft is ...

Loss of Business Income & Extra Expense – Don’t wait until it’s too late!

By Alexa Connelly
March 18, 2019

When it comes to caring for residents in an adult residential care facility, most administrators will say some days go as planned and some don’t. It is nearly impossible to predict every misstep that might occur. The best thing any adult residential care facility can do is to implement procedures to minimize risk and make ...

Protect your Residential Care Facility from Ransomware Attacks

By Alexa Connelly
March 06, 2019

Cyber criminals or hackers target organizations to steal sensitive data about the company, supporters, and customers. Historically, when individuals think about criminal cyber activity, they assumed only large for-profit organizations were at risk. That is no longer the case as criminals look for organizations that have minimal IT support and valuable, sensitive data – two ...