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SIlversphere's Philosophy on Acceptable Failure Rates

Posted by Mike Boone

March 16, 2017 2:43:16 PM EDT

This month we catch up with our Director of Manufacturing, Mike Boone. Mike oversees the physical development of our technologies and products here at Silversphere. All of our technologies are manufactured here at our location in Daytona Beach. This month he talks about something no company likes to talk about: acceptable failure rates.

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Topics: product, Manufacturing

How To Use Photos To Market Your Senior Living Community

Posted by Tighe O'Connor

March 2, 2017 12:03:55 PM EST

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YOUR PICTURES COULD BE WORTH 1,000 WORDS: We are in the middle of a birth of a visual culture.

This shift affects more than just the younger generation. Our culture is saturated with imagery, changing the way we consume information. Wired for visual stimulation, our brain engages better with images than words alone. It automatically picks up information from photos, and yet it is so easy to skim over a paragraph of words. Since pictures quickly communicate emotions and purpose, they make a fantastic marketing tool. 

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Topics: Internet Marketing, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Photography

Social Interactions for Seniors: Understanding the Benefits

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

February 23, 2017 5:00:00 PM EST

As increasing amounts of research suggest, social interactions are healthful for seniors in a myriad of ways. For this reason, it's not surprising that many senior care communities, community centers, and families are working to increase the social opportunities for seniors in their care or community. Simply by ramping up the number of social encounters that seniors experience, you can enhance their lives and enrich their senior years.

 

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Assisted Living, Technology, emergency call system, Silversphere, Social Interaction

The Aging & Changing Landscape of Senior Care

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

February 3, 2017 5:00:00 PM EST

 
 

Editors Note: This article was originally posted in May 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

The U.S. population is growing older, the Baby Boomer generation is aging at a increased rate, and the landscape of senior care is changing. This inevitable truth is forcing the entire senior living industry to begin thinking differently about tomorrow's seniors. At Silversphere, we recognize that we all have an important role to play in the changing landscape of senior care. We have an opportunity to reinvent, innovate, and make better ways of caring for seniors and communicating with famili es. Tomorrow's seniors have a longer life expectancy, a stronger desire to age-in-place, and a greater knowledge and reliance on technology. This aging and changing landscape is not our responsbility to manage, it is our opportunity to develop.
 

Be sure to take a look at the  infographic  below for a visual picture of just how much aging and changing is ahead.
 
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Topics: Now You Know, Dignity, Senior Living, ALFA, Independence, Assisted Living, Independent living

5 Marketing Tips for Your Senior Living Community in 2017

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

January 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM EST

 

It is a new year and the perfect time to get in gear with marketing for your senior living community. It is probably already a busy time for you as inquiries often ramp up after the holidays. While quality time with family is a great thing, it brings to light where mom and dad need help. Thus it means an influx of leads for you! So how can you make 2017 the best year yet for your community and keep those leads coming all year long?

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Topics: Senior Living, Marketing

3 Reasons Why Emergency Call System Reporting Matters for Senior Living

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

January 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM EST

 

If you are using an emergency call system or nursing call system, like Silversphere’s technology solutions, you know just how much data you create on a monthly, weekly or even daily basis. While this can fluctuate based on how you are using the technology and size of your senior living facility, chances are – it is still a lot of data. So how is this information beneficial to your organization? Let’s look at how you can benefit by leveraging trends and insights.

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Topics: Technology, STRATOS

Senior Technology: The Beauty of Evolutionary Changes and Turning Dials

Posted by Malcolm Graham

December 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM EST

 

This week we bring you a guest blogger! Meet Malcolm Graham, Senior Vice President of Operations at Silversphere. Malcolm will be taking over a technology series for us, discussing how to effectively navigate the pitfalls of changing and adopting new technology. 

Every successful manager that I have met is great at listening to the universe around them, identifying problems and controlling change while objectively evaluating the results of change. Sometimes we have to turn the dial back, and sometimes we get it right and get to tighten the control a bit more. The evolutionary change allows for us to evaluate the outcomes of the dials we change in controlled chunks while maintaining a relatively consistent operational environment. As leaders in senior technology and change management, we get the benefit of constant change without the inherent fear of making a wrong decision that we have to unwind in a wholesale manner.

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Topics: Senior Care Technology

Tasty & Delicious: Senior Living Dining Tips to Attract Residents

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

December 9, 2016 1:17:43 PM EST

 

Think back to your school years, take it to high school or even further. In our pre-adult minds what was one of the top things we judged our educational institution on harshest? Surely it wasn’t how the education was superior and could lend itself to improving our adult life (you know the mature way of thinking). Nay, it was what they served in the cafeteria. Was it pizza roll day? Count me in! Meatloaf? Not so much.

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Topics: Senior Health

Social Media for Senior Living: One Channel to Rule Them All

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

November 16, 2016 6:00:00 AM EST

How’s your social media coming? It’s not uncommon in the senior living industry to not have a social media strategy, though it is inexcusable. More than ever social media has become a necessary platform on which you need to market yourself on. While it would be easy to just create a bunch of profiles and post your marketing materials on, that’s not recommended. Social media requires a different type of selling, it’s mostly about being present and engaging… not sharing your services. 

So where do you start? Let’s take a look at social media platforms, discuss goals and what content works well for those in the senior living industry. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Networks

Social Interactions for Seniors: Understanding the Benefits

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

October 19, 2016 1:43:00 PM EDT

As increasing amounts of research suggest, social interactions are healthful for seniors in a myriad of ways. For this reason, it's not surprising that many senior care communities , community centers, and families are working to increase the social opportunities for seniors in their care or community. Simply by ramping up the number of social encounters that seniors experience, you can enhance their lives and enrich their senior years.

 

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Assisted Living, Technology, emergency call system, Silversphere, Social Interaction

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