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Prevent Falls at Your Senior Care Facility

By Tangram Insurance Services
April 11, 2023

For older adults, falls are a major risk. Although some falls may be unavoidable, good safety practices can reduce the risk. Keep the residents at your senior care facility safe by taking some key steps to prevent falls. A Single Fall Can Be Devastating The CDC says falls are a serious and costly problem. Falls ...

The End of COVID-19 PHE: Impact on Residential Care Facilities

By Tangram Insurance Services
March 28, 2023

After three long years, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is finally coming to an end. Although this does not mean the virus has been eradicated, it does mean certain temporary policies put in place during the pandemic will be sunsetting. Some of the changes brought about by the end of the COVID-19 PHE will ...

Why Assisted Living Facility Documentation Matters

By Tangram Insurance Services
March 21, 2023

Your assisted living facility is being sued. The lawsuit alleges that you failed to take necessary precautions to keep a resident safe. You know that isn’t true – but can you prove it? Documentation will make or break your case. To prepare for scenarios like this, you need to train your team on assisted living ...

What to Expect When A Loved One Has Dementia

By Tangram Insurance Services
February 28, 2023

To our colleagues at adult residential care facilities – Some of you have mentioned that it would be helpful to receive content that you can share with residents’ families through your website and newsletter. This article is designed for that purpose. Feel free to copy and paste it into your own communications as you see ...

Controlling the Risk of Wandering Residents

By Tangram Insurance Services
January 31, 2023

A resident is missing. You search your assisted living facility, but the individual is nowhere to be found. Since the resident has challenges with both memory and physical health, each minute that passes increases the chance of a negative outcome. You’re worried about the resident – and about your facility’s liability. Situations like this are ...

Why Laughing Yoga Is Gaining Popularity in Senior Services

By Tangram Insurance Services
January 24, 2023

If you work with seniors, you may have heard of laughing yoga. Also called laughter yoga or hasyayoga, this exercise centers around laughter and proponents say it can reduce stress and support good health. For senior centers looking for an easy and enjoyable exercise, laughter yoga might be a good option to try. The Concept ...

Why Family-Owned Assisted Living Facilities Are Raising the Standard of Care

By Tangram Insurance Services
November 30, 2022

As the population ages, the country’s assisted living care needs are increasing. Family-owned personal care assisted living facilities are stepping up by raising the standard of care. The Trends Behind Rising Care Needs The number of older Americans is surging – and many of these seniors want to age in their homes for as long ...

Demand for Assisted Living Facilities Rebounds Following the Pandemic

By Tangram Insurance Services
October 18, 2022

According to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC), the average occupancy rate in assisted living facilities hit a pandemic-era low of 75.4 percent in the first quarter of 2021. This compares to an average of 84.9 percent just before the pandemic began. The good news? As of the second quarter of ...

The Benefits of Virtual Reality for Seniors

By Tangram Insurance Services
September 07, 2022

Virtual reality for seniors is becoming more common in assisted living facilities, not just because the technology is incredible. In fact, it’s a great way to provide an improved living experience for seniors, who are often isolated and have limited mobility.  According to a report by the National Council on Aging, many seniors struggle with ...

Hacks for Improving Balance Through Everyday Activities

By Tangram Insurance Services
August 23, 2022

Balance becomes more challenging for most of us as we age. Normal physical changes, existing injuries, and medications all contribute to the problem. Balance is actually a skill that comes to us comes naturally throughout much of our lives. As we get older, however, it becomes something we need to practice. In part, that’s because ...