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Retaining the Right Employees Through Reward

Posted by Valerie Stephen

July 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM EDT

In our previous blog, Helpful Tips to Improve Employee Retention In Senior Livingwe discuss how one of the most essential factors of a successful senior living community, is indeed employee retention. Retaining employees allows them to build relationships with residents and staff. These relationships are the foundation for genuine care - crucial for senior living! It is also vitally important to retain the right employees. One of the best ways to ensure you are retaining the right employees is to monitor employee activity, and then reward!

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Topics: Resident Check-In, Employees, STRATOS

The Value of Independence in Senior Living

Posted by kmanley2013

September 23, 2013 6:45:37 AM EDT

A few years ago, I read an article comparing American values to the values in some developing countries. The writer emphasized that autonomy and independence are as integral to American culture as the proverbial baseball and apple pie. In some countries, particularly developing nations, interdependence is emphasized, but in the United States, our goal as parents is to raise kids who can survive, and thrive, without us. A couple of years ago, I found that, at virtually the same time, both of my daughters went through tricky transitions on the road to independence. One wanted to do everything herself, but couldn’t. The other could do most things for herself, but wouldn’t. It was a frustrating phase, but in retrospect, it taught me a lot about the role of independence in senior living.

Setting Realistic Expectations

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Topics: Resident Check-In, Senior Living, Assisted Living, Senior Health, Resident Wellness, Independent living, Emergency Call System

Dignity Can’t Exist Without Independence

Posted by kmanley2013

August 14, 2013 6:19:38 AM EDT

Dignity at All Ages

It’s never cool to walk in on someone when they’re going to the bathroom. Even when that someone is 5. And you’re there to, you know, help. I have learned this the hard way. If a door is closed, knock. Dignity is important, even to a 5 year old.

Kids can teach you a lot about the value of dignity. And privacy. And independence. Further proof, if we needed it, that people don’t really change all that much when they get older. Their abilities may evolve, or in some cases devolve, but the need for autonomy remains the same. Dignity simply can’t exist without independence. It’s a fundamental component of happiness, whether you’re 5 or 95, and research supports this claim. Studies have repeatedly shown that maintaining independence is a primary goal and concern from many seniors.

Avoiding Dependence on Caregivers

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Topics: Resident Check-In, Independence, Assisted Living, Senior Health, Resident Wellness, Technology, Independent living, Emergency Call System