Software Guide for Your Senior Living Community

Have you gone digital in your approach to senior living management, or are your community’s offices still full of paper and (gasp!) overstuffed filing cabinets?

The right software tools can be a boon for your senior living community, helping you boost your occupancy, increase efficiency in all of your operations, and decrease the chances of making mistakes (for example, in data entry). They can also help you stay engaged with residents and communicate with their families. Call it a win-win...win-win-win.

Here are seven types of senior living software your community needs.

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3 Tips for Successful Senior Living Marketing

Senior living marketing is a new game. In the past, traditional advertising methods would do the trick. But now there are many more options available and your customers are becoming better informed. Not to mention that digital has taken over.

Here are three tips for successfully marketing your senior living community in this new era of increased competition and digital overload.

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How to Apply the Morse Fall Scale

The Morse Fall Scale (MFS) is one of the most commonly used measures of fall risk in senior living and healthcare (download a free Morse Fall Scale template here).

Why Use the Morse Fall Scale?

The MFS is popular because:

  • It’s a valid measure of fall risk. Several studies have shown the predictive value of the MFS. In a 2009 study that looked at the three most commonly used fall risk assessments, the MFS came out on top.
  • It’s easy to administer. According to results from MFS creator Janice M. Morse, it takes less than a minute to administer the assessment.
  • It provides actionable results. The results of the assessment tell you whether a resident is in the low-risk, medium-risk, or high-risk category for falls, so you can implement the appropriate falls prevention plan.
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Top News Stories in Senior Living Management - September 2015

Health Care REIT and ALFA Get Branding Makeovers

Two major players in senior living are rebranding for the industry’s changing needs. Starting December 1, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) will be known as Argentum. The new name, “derived from the Latin word for silver, conveys strength and a sense of gravitas while giving a nod to the ‘silver generation,’” according to the association.

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