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How to Choose Emergency Call Systems for the Elderly

Posted by Silversphere Team

April 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT

Emergency call systems for the elderly or, as it is sometimes called, personal emergency response systems, can be a little intimidating to pick out the right one for you or the senior in your life. At Silversphere, we know technology is always advancing, and the range of options has substantially grown, and that is precisely why we are constantly evolving to keep up with the technology evolution. We also know that technology can be expensive and we want you to pick the right emergency call system for your loved ones. There are 5 main categories you need to understand in order to choose the correct emergency call system.

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Topics: Senior Living, pendant

Social Interactions and the Benefits for Seniors

Posted by Valerie Stephen

March 15, 2018 7:30:00 AM EDT

Ensuring that seniors stay social is extremely healthful in a myriad of ways. In a previous post, we disclosed some of the benefits associated with social interaction. These benefits include an improved sense of purpose and belonging, enhanced physical and emotional health, a boost for memory and cognitive functions. We know that it is essential for seniors to avoid isolation but it can be somewhat of a challenge. The following is a list of ways to keep your loved one social. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Interaction

The Importance of Technology Training

Posted by Sasha Rodriguez

October 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM EDT

At Silversphere, we believe that training opens countless doors to opportunities that benefit not just your staff, but also your residents and community as a whole. Communities undergo training in all sorts of topics, but how do you continue to make those topics relevant and worth being made a priority in the eyes of a learner?

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Topics: Senior Living, Training

Helping Hands: How to Get Volunteers for Your Senior Living Community

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

May 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM EDT

 

"Americans are the most giving people on earth," a British friend recently told me. "No other country places such an emphasis on volunteering and giving back." Naturally, I was inclined to agree. Statistically, my British friend's observation rings true.

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Topics: Senior Living, Volunteering

How to Pick a Senior Living Community for Your Parent

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

May 4, 2017 3:57:16 PM EDT

 

Choosing a senior living community for your parent is a daunting task. There are many factors to consider when making that decision including location, price and most importantly – quality of care. It is not a choice you should take lightly, regardless if your parent needs a little or much help. However, how do you know that the facility you visit will provide your parent quality care? Let's look at some telltale signs of a wonderful senior living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Aging

4 Ways you can prevent negativity in Your Community

Posted by Kaleb Scharmahorn

April 15, 2017 2:48:00 PM EDT

In our eBook on employee retention in Senior Living, Silversphere explains how employee turnover impacts your business through loss of knowledge and the financial encumbrance of replacing employees.  Employers may not recognize an ongoing reality: Negativity in the workplace affects your employee turnover rates.  Positive people cannot thrive happily in a negative workplace...

Here are 4 ways to prevent negativity in your work environment:

1.  Facilitate Positivity in the Workplace

A workplace environment characterized by toxic emotional negativity will draw and retain toxic, negative people. Over time, negativity will inevitably drive away your most enthusiastic, optimistic, and capable people. On the other end of the spectrum, a workplace environment characterized by encouragement and positive feedback will drive away the negativity. Coworkers should focus on the positive impact they have on each other and be rewarded for keeping the dynamic constructive and successful. It is as simple as ignoring negative comments and walking away from someone who insists on complaining, and giving praise and attention to a staff member who is exhibiting positive behavior.

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Topics: employee, Senior Living, Assisted Living, Management, operators, Independent living

Building Brand Identity for Your Senior Living Community

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

April 1, 2017 7:00:00 AM EDT

 

What do people picture in their minds when they hear the name of your senior living community?

Do they imagine a clean, bright facility with active residents? Or do they think of a drab and dull place where folks just sit around? Maybe they struggle to come up with an image of your facility at all.

A strong brand identity is important for a senior living community to differentiate itself from all the older adult living options that exist. There are six pieces to brand identity that all need to be considered:

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Topics: Senior Living, Internet Marketing

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, 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: Dignity, Senior Living, ALFA, Independence, Assisted Living, Independent living

5 Marketing Tips for Your Senior Living Community in 2017

Posted by Kathryn Wyckoff

January 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM EST

 

It is a new year and the perfect time to get in gear with marketing for your senior living community. It is probably already a busy time for you as inquiries often ramp up after the holidays. While quality time with family is a great thing, it brings to light where mom and dad need help. Thus it means an influx of leads for you! So how can you make 2017 the best year yet for your community and keep those leads coming all year long?

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Topics: Senior Living, Internet Marketing

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