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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

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

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

10 Things You Can Do in 2016 for Healthy Aging

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

December 21, 2015 4:09:56 PM EST

Living a healthy lifestyle is even more important as we age. From slowing metabolism to an increase in chronic illnesses, seniors face a number of challenges their younger peers do not.

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Senior Health, Healthy Aging

Tips for Making the Holidays Special for Seniors

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

December 11, 2015 8:28:13 AM EST

The holiday season is a special time of year for everyone, but seniors can sometimes feel less welcomed to participate in the fun. It is common for seniors to have kids who have grown up and moved away, which often presents the challenge of gathering the whole family together during the holidays. If you have a special senior in your life, there are things you can do to make the holiday time a special part of their lives. With just a few simple moves, you can help seniors enjoy the holiday season to the fullest. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Holiday Season, Volunteering

Why You Should Volunteer at a Senior Living Community

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

November 30, 2015 11:00:00 AM EST

If you are looking for a memorable and satisfying volunteer experience and want to truly make a difference in people's lives, you should make plans to volunteer at a senior living community. Many senior living communities rely on volunteers to help with a wide array of tasks and activities. By giving some of your time, you'll definitely get a few wonderful things back in return.

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Topics: seniors, Technology, Senior Living Communities, Volunteering

Natural Ways to Boost the Immune System of your Elderly Loved Ones Before Flu Season

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

November 12, 2015 11:00:00 AM EST

Having the flu is bad enough at any age, but for the elderly, getting sick can be a very serious matter. Even a mild case of the flu can easily turn into pneumonia for elderly patients, and that can quickly turn into a life-threatening situation.

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Topics: seniors, partnership, Caregivers

Emergency Call System Giveaway

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

November 3, 2015 11:55:32 AM EST

Every senior housing community should be able to experience the convenience and assurance of resident security and safety, real-time information, staff efficiency, and risk reduction. However, Silversphere acknowledges that not every community can afford the most current emergency call technology.

That is why this year we are awarding a free ATMOS™ Emergency Call System to one exceptional low-income non-profit senior housing community in need.

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Topics: Technology, emergency call system, Silversphere, Giveaway

Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

October 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM EDT

Nearly fifty percent of breast cancer cases in the U.S. occur in women who are 65 years of age or older. Senior women are screened much in the same way as younger women; however, treatment is dependent on the overall nature of the senior's health as well as if other serious health conditions are present. The goal of treatment, of course, is to remove the cancer and enhance each woman's quality of life.

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Topics: Now You Know, pendant

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