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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

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

Great Apps for Caregivers

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

July 2, 2015 11:47:00 AM EDT

The responsibilities of caregivers are tremendous, from everything they do to everything they keep track of. Whether caring for loved ones at home or residents in a care facility, caregivers must stay organized and alert. Fortunately, today’s technology allows them to do just that, anytime and anywhere, with these great mobile and web apps.

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Topics: Assisted Living, memory care, nurse call system, Independent living, emergency call system, Senior Care Technology, Caregivers, Apps

Fire Safety Technology in Senior Care Communities

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

May 29, 2015 12:38:19 PM EDT

A tragic fire at a Woodbury senior living apartment complex highlights the importance of modern senior living fire safety technology in these special communities. The Woodbury fire left one dead, two hospitalized and another nine residents displaced. This tragedy is just the latest in a string of similar incidents, and it should serve as a wake-up call for residents of senior living communities and their loved ones everywhere.

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Topics: Resident Safety, Assisted Living, compliance, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Independent living, emergency call system, Fire Safety, Senior Care Technology

Building Blocks for Financing Your Senior Living Community

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

January 17, 2015 12:19:23 PM EST

If you have decided to open a senior living community in response to the growing need of senior care brought on by the aging “Baby Boomer” generation, the first step of your journey is figuring out your financing options and putting a plan in place to make the most out of your investment. Regardless of the type of business being started, new business owners should understand what the fundamentals of financing that business look like. The following topics provide building blocks by shedding light on important subjects related to financing your new senior living investment.  

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Emergency Call, Now You Know, Assisted Living, compliance, Before You Buy, Consultant, Independent living, emergency call system

Your Senior Living Technology: Factors to Consider Before You Upgrade

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

November 21, 2014 9:10:00 AM EST

 

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

5 Reasons to Upgrade Resident Monitoring Technologies

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

October 28, 2014 4:57:00 PM EDT


Technological advances in the industry are offering senior living communities the opportunity to improve their senior care. New technologies allow administrators and providers to be more productive and efficient in the way they conduct business by combining technology with human interaction to improve quality of life for seniors.

If you are an owner or executive responsible for both the day-to-day operations and the future growth and development strategy of one or more senior care communities, here are 5 reasons to improve your core technologies

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Topics: ECall, Assisted Living, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Senior Living Technology, memory care, nurse call system, Independent living

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