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» Cold Weather, Emergency Preparedness, News

It’s Cold Outside! Make Sure Your Community is Prepared

Cold weather has set in across the country (well, for most), and for senior living administrators, proper preparation is the key to protecting employees and residents as we enter the winter season. Preventing Pipe Breakage A top concern when it comes to ensuring building safety is preventing pipe breakage in winter. Last month, Advance Catastrophe … Continued

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» Employee Engagement, Green Space, News

Employee Engagement: Impacting the Bottom Line in Senior Living

Reducing Employee Turnover In senior living, reducing expenses and increasing occupancy are top of mind for an administrator, but many may not realize that can help accomplish this by reducing employee turnover and increasing resident satisfaction. Employee engagement is an issue faced by companies across the world. According to Gallup research, a staggering 87% of … Continued

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» Memory Care, Senior Living Design, Wellness

Green Design: Reducing Cognitive Decline

Green Space and Seniors Research recently published in Environmental Health Perspectives suggests that living in greener neighborhoods is associated with slower cognitive decline in the elderly. Carmen de Keijzer, ISGlobal researcher and first author of the study, says in a press release, “There is evidence that the risk for dementia and cognitive decline can be … Continued

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» Dining, Memory Care, Senior Living Design

Dining and Memory Care: Best Practices

Senior Living Dining and Memory Care Identifying best practices when it comes to providing the best dining environments for dementia residents is increasingly becoming a hot topic within the senior living industry. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is 5.7 million and by 2050, this number is projected to … Continued

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» Events, News

Care Purchasing Services (CPS) at AHCA/NCAL 2018 | Oct 7-10 | San Diego

AHCA/NCAL 2018 Conference and Expo Care Purchasing Services (CPS), the leading national group purchasing organization dedicated to the senior living market, will be exhibiting at the AHCA/NCAL 2018 Convention and Expo in San Diego. Expo hours are on Monday, October 8 from 11:30AM to 3:00PM and Tuesday, October 9 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. CPS connects senior living … Continued

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» News

CPS Helps Boca Helping Hands Replace Dining and Kitchen Flooring

Boca Helping Hands (BHH), a community-based 501(c)(3) organization formed in 1998 by a group of local religious congregations, provides food, medical, and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training, and guidance to create self-sufficiency. At Care Purchasing Services (CPS), corporate social responsibility is an important initiative, and CPS has … Continued

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» Fall Prevention, News

CPS Recognizes Falls Prevention Awareness Day | September 22, 2018

Falls are the Leading Cause of Injuries for Older Americans September 22, 2018 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day, sponsored by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). Care Purchasing Services (CPS) is committed to helping senior living communities and organizations implement fall prevention programs to help protect its residents and members. Every 18 seconds an older adult … Continued

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» News

CPS Adds Value for The Council for Health & Human Service Ministries

CHHSM Store Means Added Value in Vendor Selection for CHHSM Members September 7, 2018  |  By CHHSM Staff At UCC-related Carmel Valley Manor, a CHHSM ministry in Carmel, Calif., one of the many items on Brian Rasmussen’s plate is appliances. As director of capital planning, he always has a watchful eye on expenses in order to make sure the … Continued

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» Dining, News, Senior Living Design

Dining Design: Adapting to the Needs of a New Generation

          Senior Living Dining Design In senior living, designing spaces to fit the lifestyle of residents is a big motivator for communities looking to increase occupancy. When it comes to dining venues, the next generation of seniors wants more choices, modern kitchens, and casual dining spaces. As communities begin to embrace … Continued

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» News, Telemedicine

Telemedicine in Skilled Nursing is not the Future, it’s the Now

“Indeed, telemedicine is expanding across the country, changing from something providers and patients consider cool to something they consider essential.” (Source: Modern Healthcare) Facilities committed to the delivery of quality care are using virtual physician-supported services to bring care to patients at their bedsides in real time, after hours and on weekends when staff physicians … Continued

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