“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain
The phone rings - it’s the hospital on the other line. Your mother fell and is injured. They also mention they believe she may have had a stroke. You leave your job and head to the hospital. If you aren’t close by, maybe you head to the airport or embark on a long drive. All of a sudden, you are in the middle of a situation you weren’t prepared for. The hospital staff is asking you what you want to do with your mom. She can’t live alone for awhile, or maybe ever again. Where do you want her to go? Where should she go for rehabilitation therapy? You have no idea where to start.
You may have been running your home care agency for 5 weeks or 5 years - it doesn’t matter. The reality is that most of us start out by recruiting 20 caregivers, and then finding new clients to give them work. It’s like the cat chasing the mouse, a constant juggling act of hiring and retaining caregivers, scheduling them to clients, and always prospecting for enough new clients to keep everyone busy, regardless of how long you have been doing it.
It’s no secret that long-term care is expensive, especially as you get older. Whether you’re injured or diagnosed with a serious illness or chronic condition, an unexpected health change can drain your savings. Many people believe that Medicare will pay for long-term care, but that is simply not the case.
The impact of social isolation and loneliness on populations of older adults and people with disabilities has received a great deal of attention in the news and from institutions in recent years.
Currently, one quarter of our aging population and one half of those living with physical and cognitive disabilities report living lives in unwanted isolation.
Ask almost anyone in marketing, and they’ll tell you content marketing is all about storytelling. It’s been the basis for a sound content strategy for most of the twenty-first century. But the idea of big data has been making steady inroads into the conversation.
Embrace what's next for senior living. Elevate is workforce engagement + wellness software that streamlines communications, reduces operational inefficiencies, and cultivates staff wellbeing. The result? Better employee retention and engagement.
Explore the LeadingAge session titled: "Leveraging Wellness Data to Differentiate Your Community" on October 28th at 3:30 Pacific. Kyle Robinson, Partner at Wellzesta, a software company specializing in communication, wellness, and health and Sarah Hagan, Vice President of Independent Living at Bridgewater, a Life Plan Community in Virginia will present at the national LeadingAge Conference in San Diego.
Wellzesta has partnered with VoCo, a leading voice technology provider who offers senior living residents and members access to secure, private messages on Alexa devices. Through this partnership, Wellzesta offers its clients an extended way to access their community-specific data: by asking Alexa.