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How Medication Management Has Evolved

By Tangram Insurance Services
September 05, 2023

As seniors age, the number of medications they take regularly tends to increase. Since prescription medications can have dangerous interactions and side effects, medication management is critical at residential care facilities. New tech tools, rising prescriptions costs, and an aging society are all causing medication management to evolve. How Many Medications Does the Average Senior ...

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 ...

Making Conversation: The Age-Old Art of Asking Interesting Questions

By Tangram Insurance Services
July 26, 2022

Engaging with seniors through meaningful conversation is an important part of their socialization and has been shown to be particularly important for their well-being. It keeps the brain stimulated and healthy and promotes longer lifespans. It has been connected to greater feelings of happiness and life satisfaction. It can aid in the prevention of general ...

On Notice: What Constitutes Pandemic Preparedness in Long Term Care Today

By Tangram Insurance Services
June 14, 2022

Few people were prepared for the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes many assisted living facilities. Thanks to a better understanding of the virus and an effective vaccine, the worst may be behind us. However, it is only a matter of time until the next pandemic strikes. This is the time to assess what went wrong ...

The Assisted Living Bucket List: Helping Residents Find Purpose

By Tangram Insurance Services
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. ...

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 ...