Cameron Watkins Silversphere Employee Spotlight

Congratulations to Cameron Watkins, this month’s Employee Spotlight! Cameron is currently the Director of Software at Silversphere and is well-known by many of our employees! He has been on our Silversphere team for four years and has become a highly valued employee over the years. We recently had a chance to learn more about his life and highlights from his past four years at Silversphere!

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Sasha Rodriguez_SilversphereSasha Rodriguez is Silversphere’s System Trainer, and she is an experienced, hard-working, joyful member of our team. Without her, our training development system would not be the fantastic tool that it is today. She has a knack for helping others and truly understands how programs work to un-complicate technology training. She is able to explain the importance of technology training and how to help others begin to understand various processes.The following is her account of the best practices she recommends using to implement training in your community: Continue reading

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Resident satisfaction is crucial for senior living executives working to create thriving communities. Satisfied residents lead to more referrals, which leads to a steady income. However, it can be an immense challenge to track true satisfaction in the senior living industry. So, how can technology play a role in creating and measuring satisfaction? Continue reading

Hydration for Seniors Silversphere

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. Continue reading

Resident Safety Silvesphere

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.

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resident retentionSenior 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.

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risk reductionIn 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.

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Zachary Roberts Spotlight
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!

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emergency call Technology is consistently evolving right before our eyes. In the past twenty years, the Internet has taken the world by a storm. Today, over forty percent of the world is online – that’s roughly 3.5 billion people! To say technology has influenced our day-to-day lives is an understatement. Not only has our personal lives changed, but because of technology, so has the senior living industry – particularly with fall mitigation.

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. 

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