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Why Seniors Should Plan for 2020

When it starts getting close to the end of the year, many of us take some time to reflect. We ask ourselves things like: What do we want to change or incorporate into our lives for the following year? How could we continue to better or improve ourselves? What do we hope to accomplish in the year ahead?  While many Americans regularly make New Year's resolutions, the majority of us [...]

2019-12-03T10:03:41-05:00

Are You Showing Enough Gratitude to Your Employees?

A simple “thank you” goes a long way – especially when it comes to the workplace environment. In fact, workplace recognition is one of the biggest ways to keep company morale and productivity high, while reducing the likelihood of burnout and turnover. In this article, we will look at some of the biggest benefits that your company can expect from something as simple as showing gratitude.  Establishes a Sense of Ownership [...]

2019-11-26T17:34:54-05:00

Why Wages Are Rising Across the Senior Care Industry

Industries are always changing as our population and available resources evolve. When it comes to senior health care, demand for qualified labor is increasing, which means that employees are starting to see more and more benefits. These are a few of the reasons why wages in this industry are on the rise.   We Are Beginning to See the Silver Wave As more Baby Boomers are reaching their golden years, [...]

2019-11-19T10:35:29-05:00

Why Inclusivity Is Important in Senior Caregiving

Environment is incredibly important in any industry, but especially when it comes to personal health and caregiving. Focusing on things like inclusion can have incredibly positive outcomes, particularly when it comes to things like managing cultural differences and making tough medical decisions. Consider the following and then start a conversation in your workplace.   Match Patient Diversity  As Baby Boomers continue to age, more and more seniors will be seeking [...]

2019-11-12T10:11:46-05:00

How Technology Is Shaping Dementia Care and Rehabilitation

People living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other cognitive impairments face a wide range of challenges. Communication can be severely limited, making it difficult for family members and caregivers to understand the individual’s needs. Often, mobility is also impacted, which can result in isolation or injury.  Thankfully, continued investment in technology has addressed some of the greatest hurdles that many elderly patients are beginning to face. Not only does this improve [...]

2019-11-04T10:27:41-05:00

The Effects of a Toxic Work Culture 

When is the last time that you thought about your company’s work culture? Is it a positive place to be, where employees collaborate with one another and offer constructive feedback? Or is it a toxic environment where employees compete with one another, managers play favorites, and communication is either lacking or destructive?  A toxic work culture can have far-reaching, negative effects. Investing in your company’s culture is one of the [...]

2019-10-29T09:40:51-05:00

Thinking of Job Hopping? Keep This in Mind

Just a couple of generations ago, it was generally expected that you would stay with one (maybe two) companies over the course of your professional career. But things are changing. Many employers now expect to see more varied resumes which include a number of company names, and even different industries.  Job hopping can definitely be a strength – but there are things that you should keep in mind along the way.  Prioritize [...]

2019-10-23T07:21:01-05:00

Are You Effectively Communicating with Family Members?

We all know that communication is key. This is especially true when it comes to senior living. Effectively communicating to residents helps increase their engagement and morale. It is helpful to share things like event calendars and updates with flyers and door hangings. Friendly notes of congratulations or well wishes can also go a long way. When putting together these communications, remember how important things like font size and reminders [...]

2019-10-17T09:40:56-05:00

What the Labor Shortage in Health Care Means

Chances are that you have seen the headlines. With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every single day, the health care industry is facing a major labor shortage. In fact, it is estimated that the elderly population will double within the next couple of decades. This will have a tremendous impact on a great number of people.  Given that this population often wants to live out the remainder of their lives [...]

2019-10-08T17:43:54-05:00

Increase Productivity Through Work-Life Balance

Having a healthy work-life balance is important to being an effective employee and staying productive over time. By focusing too much on work–in a way that cuts into personal time or creates a lot of undue stress–employees are more likely to burn out. This can have a negative impact on employee morale, company culture, and your bottom line.  Managers should focus on facilitating and maintaining a good work/life balance in [...]

2019-08-01T11:31:43-05:00
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