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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


Posted by Damon Lamb

October 3, 2016 10:49:44 AM EDT


Let’s consider: What if Ellen Ripley, famously played by Sigourney Weaver in the 1979 sci-fi classic “Alien,” had looked at a database of previous sci-fi horror films, noted the obvious similarities and said, “Nope, we’re not going to investigate that creepy, derelict spaceship”? With her foresight, she could have prevented the whole messy episode and saved everyone a lot of heartache and slime. Admittedly, that would have made for a far less entertaining film, but that's not the point.

The point is that predicting the future saves lives is not only valid in science fiction.

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Topics: Technology

Technology Adoption: Avoiding the Pain of Change

Posted by Malcolm Graham

September 13, 2016 2:34:34 PM EDT

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. 

Change is happening all around us, relentlessly morphing the landscape of our industry. Technology and aging are at an incredible crossroads of that changing landscape, with opportunities for us to leverage innovations that are a part of that change. The only caveat is harnessing this whirling sea of technology and tools rather than having it set us sailing on fragmented journeys.

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Topics: Technology

How to Use Social Media for Your Senior Living Community

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

September 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM EDT

Social media has quickly become a necessity for any business. While it may not be something immediately thought of as being beneficial for senior living communities, it is a great way to subtly market who you are and what you offer. Learning how to leverage social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin can put you in front of potential residents, adult children and delight your current residents.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Media Strategy

Talking about Money Management with Your Elderly Loved Ones

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

August 20, 2016 11:00:00 AM EDT

After a lifetime of working 5 days a week, retirement is well-deserved. Retirement can often make your loved ones excited and anxious. It is an exciting time to spend with their family and grandchildren aiding in their growth, relaxing and picking up hobbies. For many though, their financial troubles can cause additional and unnecessary stress. As an adult you may be able to relieve some of this stress by having a conversation about money management with your loved ones. There are many ways that you can help alleviate the worry about dealing with technology and remembering to pay their bills on time so that they can enjoy their retirement peacefully.
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Topics: Senior Living, Budgeting

Your Senior Living Technology: Factors to Consider Before You Upgrade

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

August 2, 2016 11:45:41 AM EDT


A key goal of a successful senior care community is to generate loyalty by providing quality products and services and being responsive to the needs of the staff, residents, and their families. To meet this goal, more companies are harnessing senior specific technology to advance their care and differentiation in an efficient and cost-effective way.

Are you a senior care provider who has decided that technology upgrades are necessary to meet the evolving needs of your residents? If so, there is much to consider before implementing the new technology. It is a process to determine how the new technology will help achieve your mission and goals, what the business can invest and how the new technology will affect the bottom line.


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Topics: Assisted Living, Before You Buy, Technology, nurse call system, emergency call system

Call Out Stress

Posted by Adam Gomes

May 24, 2016 10:00:00 AM EDT

Caregivers feel it. Senior living administrators feel it. And without taking the right measures, stress can affect your heart.

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Topics: Reduce Stress, Stress Management, Stress

Memory Loss and Senior Living

Posted by Adam Gomes

May 10, 2016 11:00:00 AM EDT


People forget things. And our older loved ones forget things. Sometimes it can be hard to spot the early signs of dementia or early onset of Alzheimer's. But knowing the signs and what to look for is critical in providing your residents with the appropriate level of care. Below we highlight some of the earliest. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Aging, Dementia, Alzheimers, Memory Loss

National Healthcare Decisions Day

Posted by Adam Gomes

April 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM EDT

Only 29% of Americans have a living will or their end-of-life preferences in place. As shocking as that number is, even the most conscientious planners tend to postpone the potentially awkward conversations and difficult decisions that can precede writing a living will. Hopefully, National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16th will help change all that. The goal of NHDD is to “inspire, educate and empower the public & providers about the importance of advance care planning.”

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Topics: Now You Know, Senior Living, Customer Success and Support, Assisted Living, Senior Living Marketing, Aging, Healthcare

Silversphere’s Inbound Marketing Focus: Internet Marketing

Posted by Adam Gomes

April 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM EDT

How effective is your Internet Marketing strategy? Five must-have tools to grow your audience & obtain ROI for your organization.

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Topics: Senior Living, Technology, Senior Living Marketing, Marketing, Internet Marketing, Online, Digital Marketing, Caregiving, Marketing Strategy, Digital Media

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