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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

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

The Truth about Social Media & Senior Living

Posted by Adam Gomes

March 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM EDT

Potential residents and families can practically see the senior living community online before deciding on the perfect place for their loved one. The question for senior living professionals remains: Is your organization's Facebook strategy ahead of the Competition?

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Senior Living, Social Networks, Senior Living Marketing, Marketing, Senior Living Sales, Social Media Strategy, Healthcare

SILVERSPHERE ACQUIRES UL 2560 LISTING FURTHER REINFORCING DEDICATION TO MANUFACTURING SAFE SENIOR LIVING TECHNOLOGY

Posted by Adam Gomes

January 19, 2016 1:56:08 PM EST

After extensive and rigorous testing, the ATMOS™ Emergency Call System from Silversphere receives a stamp of approval on safety with a UL-2560 listing and delivers a boost of confidence for senior living technology consumers.

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Topics: senior living operators, Senior Living Community, Senior Living Technology, Technology, emergency call system, Elderly Care

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

5 Tips to Save on the Cost of a Senior Living Community

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

June 19, 2015 11:22:40 AM EDT

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Living in a senior living community can enhance a senior's lifestyle immeasurably. Assisted living communities, however, can be costly, so it's important to research many communities in your region or even out of state where family may be near by. When searching for a senior living community, be sure to keep the following tips in mind, which can help you make a great decision about where you or your loved one spends their senior years.

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Saving On Cost

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

Senior Living Safety: Help Protect Your Residents from Harmful UV Rays

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

July 14, 2014 3:52:51 PM EDT

Recently, a stylish, fit woman in her 60s confided to me that she had just had some precancerous moles removed from her body. For the third time. Her nonchalance about this deadly topic was disturbing, but not as disturbing as the fact that her body had been exposed to so much ultraviolet radiation that her body had started to rebel and, essentially, attack itself. The effects of UV radiation are troubling, and cumulative, which means that excessive radiation can mean bigger problems down the road.

Understanding UV

In honor of July being National UV Safety Month, we thought it would be good to take the time to better understand the different types of UV and its effects. There are, essentially, three types of UV rays. UVC rays and most of UVB rays are absorbed by the ozone layer, never making it to the earth's surface. UVA rays, however, not only reach the earth, but they also penetrate the skin, causing significant damage. Premature wrinkling and age spots are only the beginning. Sunburn and skin cancers both present very real threats, but lesser known effects of UVA radiation include cataracts, macular degeneration, and a compromised immune system...

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Topics: Senior Living Community, Resident Safety, Independence, Assisted Living, quality, Senior Health, memory care, Resident Wellness, nurse call system, Independent living

Resolutions For Your Senior Living Community

Posted by kalebscharmahorn

January 6, 2014 6:24:47 AM EST

All too often, resolutions are about the things we give up, the things we choose to do without. No wonder they never get off the ground. This year at Tel-Tron, we’ve decided to take a different approach, by giving you a few ideas on how to enhance and enrich your community and it's residents and to help make your community an even better place to live and work this year. Here is some inspiration to get you started:

Go Green: A healthier lifestyle begins with a healthier environment, and with all the tools and resources available, it is easier than ever to ensure that your community is eco-friendly. Here are a few simple solutions:

  1. Get an Energy Star check: How energy-efficient is your community? An EPA Energy Star check is the best way to know for sure. Not only is an Energy Star certification mean that your facility is eco-friendly, but it also ensures superior comfort for your residents and a reduction of up to one-third in your energy costs. It’s a win-win!
  2. Recycle Everywhere: While most community have implemented recycling programs in their main living areas, this year, make a commitment to facilitate recycling throughout your community by using divided bins in residents’ rooms or on shared hallways. Education is also important. Since seniors did not grow up recycling, many of them know very little about it. Discuss what can and can’t be recycled, using physical examples, so residents are clear on the guidelines and your program is more successful.
  3. Reduce fabric waste: Fabric waste is a little-known environmental problem in the United States. Assist your residents in getting rid of unwanted clothing and linens with a centrally located donation bin. Donate these items to a shelter or a local thrift shop. Many of these places donate unwanted items to fabric recycling facilities, which turn them into cleaning rags, brushes, etc.
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Topics: Senior Living Community, Senior Living, security, safety, Independence, Assisted Living, E-Call, Life Safety Solutions, Emergency Call - Life Safety, Tel-Tron, memory care, Resident Wellness, nurse call system, Independent living, emergency call system, resolutions for seniors

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