December 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM EST
November 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM EST
Author: Hana Kašková
Hydration is closely monitored in the senior population due to the physiological changes that occur as our body goes through the aging process. The body composition changes by retaining less water, increasing the fat tissue, and diminishing the sense of thirst. The disease process that affects the senior population impacts the hydration status as well as increasing the likelihood of increased hospital stays, visits to the emergency rooms, and other health complications. Being aware of the symptoms of dehydration in seniors is essential.
November 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
Running a senior living community may raise a copious amount of concerns, but above all of these, the number one priority is resident safety. When a new resident joins a community, safety can be of an even greater concern. Without fully knowing an individual, you may not yet be aware of all their specific needs or limitations.
October 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
Senior living communities spend months trying to figure out how to attract new residents. Sales and marketing teams work trying to understand a residents’ needs and how they can offer solutions to those needs. Eventually, the new resident and their family decide that it is time to make the move into a senior living community, putting their trust in the community to take care of their loved one. After a considerable amount of effort by the sales team on the front end, they have successfully attracted a new resident, but what has the rest of the community done to prepare for this move in? It is vital that a senior living community put just as much effort into resident retention as they did in getting seniors into their community.
October 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
In a previous Silversphere post, 5 Tips To Dump Stress & Show Your Heart Some Love, we discussed how to lower stress levels to protect everyone’s heart. With the increase in the elderly population, the need for reducing the risk of heart diseases in senior living communities is apparent now more than ever. However, ensuring your community is practicing heart-healthy habits depends on a multitude of factors.
September 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
It is essential to your resident safety that the seniors in your senior living community adapt to accessible technology. Newer technology may be intimidating for older generations to begin using, but a lot of it is also be very beneficial.
September 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
At Silversphere, our focus is to benefit the lives of seniors through emergency pendants and call systems. The first step, we believe, is to help ensure resident safety by having a dedicated and responsible Production Supervisor – like Zachary Roberts. This month, we’re excited to highlight Zachary in our Employee Spotlight!
September 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
When combined with the proper resources, implementing technology and emergency call systems can be beneficial to keep seniors healthy, self-reliant, and out of the hospital by reducing the likeliness of falls.
August 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
In a previous blog, the Aging and Changing Landscape of Senior Care, we discussed the rapidly evolving senior living experience. As the largest generation, Baby Boomers, age at an increasing rate, the senior living industry is changing and growing as well. At Silversphere, we understand our role in the evolving landscape of senior care and are proactively thinking about the future focusing on tomorrow’s seniors. The seniors of tomorrow have a longer life expectancy, a firm desire to age in place, and have more technology expectations than previous generations.
August 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT
It is important to us that the seniors in our lives are safe and healthy. One of the most significant threats to older adults is the risk of falling. We cannot eradicate all risks, but there are steps we can take towards fall prevention. Personal and professional assistance can help older loved ones to decrease their risk of falls. A significant factor in fall prevention is proactivity in keeping everyone safe.