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Industry news and tips for Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living industries from Reliable Water Services. Information about senior living, healthcare trends, and retirement communities; tips for choosing the right retirement or assisted living home for your loved ones, and trends in healthcare such as holistic care, advanced healthcare technologies, and memory care. Reliable Water Services provides hot water heater rentals and service plans to Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living industry companies across Southeastern Wisconsin, Indiana, and other areas of the upper Midwest.

Senior Care Facilities & Senior Living

Sanitation in Nursing Facilities: What You Need to Know to Protect Residents

Sanitation is a big concern when it comes to elder care.

Surface sanitation and keeping the environment clean can go a long way toward patient health. Assisted living and nursing home communities provide long-term care for seniors with a variety of needs. Your nursing facility’s success comes from the lives you impact and care for, all while creating an atmosphere that is home to a community of people living out the late stages of their lives. Here are the guidelines you should follow to maintain proper cleanliness standards in your care facility.

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Music therapy is a powerful tool to help seniors with dementia and memory loss. Music programs also boost the mood of seniors, build connections and help them connect with the world around them.
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The Power of Music for Seniors in Nursing Homes

At any age, music can evoke powerful reactions in people.

Memory loss due to aging is a normal part of life, but for seniors in nursing homes, music can play an altogether different but very important role, especially for those suffering from dementia. Even if we don’t realize it, we’re often surrounded by some form of music. There are many reasons why music is used in advertisements, grocery stores, and elevators, but simply stated, it’s because music impacts mood. For seniors living with dementia and other memory-related challenges, research has shown that the impact of music upon memory can be incredibly significant.

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3 Myths About Making the Transition to Assisted Living

Helping residents make the transition to assisted living can be a big challenge because there are many misconceptions about the process.

As every nursing care and assisted living facility owner knows, there are a lot of misconceptions about assisted living and senior care. Unfortunately, these myths can often be challenging for new residents and their families to overcome when they make the transition to assisted living. Fear of the unknown has the power to cause a lot of extra stress and anxiety, especially for those who are elderly or experiencing health challenges. Debunking some of the myths can help families feel more at ease when they help a loved one move into your facility.

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Did you know animals can significantly improve the lives of seniors? Here are 6 things to know about pet friendly assisted living facilities and how they make a difference.
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Pet-Friendly Assisted Living Facilities Bring on Positive Benefits

Thinking of becoming a pet-friendly assisted living facility?

Pet-friendly assisted living facilities are among the top options recommended for seniors, thanks to many positive benefits. The positive impact of pet therapy, community pets, and other animal programs in nursing homes includes improved physical, mental, and social health for the seniors. Here are steps your facility can take today to foster a great environment for all your elderly residents.

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How to Help Residents Adjust to Life in a Senior Living Home

Life in a senior living home is often a tough adjustment for families and residents.

It’s a tough topic. Most people aren’t sure when they should begin to explore a senior living home as an option for their loved one. Assisted living and senior care facilities are often viewed with a certain stigma and fear. It’s important that facility owners and staff members learn to guide the family with empathy and care as they help their loved ones adjust to life in a senior living home. It’s possible to help residents, and their families, view this life change as an opportunity and a new beginning. Care facility staff members and owners can take steps to ease the transition for all involved.

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Intergenerational Programs: Great for Seniors and Community

Intergenerational programs encourage kids to spend quality time with older generations, with fun, hands-on activities.

These engaging visits with seniors in assisted living are the foundation of a mutually beneficial relationship promoting learning and growth for both parties. There are endless ways to implement effective intergenerational programs and activities to enhance the lives of the residents at your senior care facility.

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Holistic Health and Wellness for Senior Care

You’re already running a healthcare center staffed with medical professionals.

Your caregivers and team members assist residents above and beyond the call of duty. So, how can you take the next step in healthcare excellence? To attract more residents, consider incorporating holistic health activities and programs to improve what’s already available at your facility.

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What Do The Best Retirement Homes Offer?

Finding a community that meets your expectations or fits your loved one’s lifestyle means taking the first step to get informed.

When the time comes to choose a retirement home for your loved one, you want nothing but the best. There are many options for senior care these days, each providing different advantages for people who value different things. Talking to your loved ones about what they want is an excellent first step. Discussing the options presented here is a good way to start the conversation.

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5 Key Qualities People Look for in Assisted Living Facilities

If you work in an assisted living facility, review these five qualities to determine how well your facility stacks up.

Seeking out a quality assisted living facility for a loved one can be an overwhelming process. Whether the loved one requires additional care for safety or medical reasons, when the time comes, choosing the right facility can be difficult. Figuring out where to even start can be daunting. The more information that can be pulled together will ensure an informed decision. These five elements make up an assisted living checklist that will ease the process of deciding on the right facility to meet the family’s needs. Alternately, if you work in an assisted living facility, it’s equally important to be familiar with these five qualities and how well your facility stacks up.

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