What the Data-Driven Movement Means for the Senior Care Industry

Posted by Annie Keough on May 4, 2021

The days of paper-based operations in the senior living industry are over (or will only suffice as a back-up method). The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a number of unforeseen side effects, including emphasizing the importance of centralized data in senior care.

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Design is Key in Technology Adoption Among Seniors

Posted by Annie Keough on April 26, 2021

Seniors want to learn about and adapt to new technology, but confusing and inaccessible user interfaces can discourage them from trying.

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Topics: Seniors Wellness Wellbeing Communication Technology wellness design aging


Five Zoom-Friendly Events Your Residents Won’t Want to Miss

Posted by Annie Keough on April 19, 2021

A year of virtual operations and isolation has required senior living communities to get creative with ways to engage their residents

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Topics: Financial Wellness Wellbeing Resident Engagement Dance Physical Wellness intellectual wellness senior wellness health & wellness inspiration mindfulness social wellness social isolation



8 Approaches to Build Employee Culture Without Breaking the Bank

Posted by Annie Keough on March 21, 2021

 

Attracting and retaining qualified employees has become increasingly difficult for senior living organizations. With senior care workers facing under appreciation, burnout from high workloads, and low wages, retaining existing employees is hard enough, let alone drawing in new ones. Many of these senior living organizations attempt to attract employees with an increase in monetary incentives. While effective, financial incentives are not possible for all communities, particularly in light of COVID-19’s effects on many communities’ financial positions.

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Topics: Money Wellbeing Team staff wellness staff retention caregiver retention caregiver turnover



Wellness Practices

Posted by Annie Keough on February 17, 2021

 

A study by the Center for Disease Control showed that an estimated 20% of seniors aged 55 or older experience some form of mental health concern. The most common mental health issues include severe cognitive impairment, anxiety, and mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder.

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Topics: Seniors Wellness Wellbeing Resident Engagement senior wellness journaling senior care purposeful life software


Wellzesta’s Innovative Solutions in Decreasing Employee Turnover

Posted by Annie Keough on February 9, 2021

 

Wellzesta’s incorporation of technology to ease senior living staff’s workloads aids in employee satisfaction and decreases staff turnover.

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Topics: Senior Living Wellness Employees engagement software staff wellness staff retention senior care software



What Seniors are Reflecting on in Isolation

Posted by Kate Sweeney on August 13, 2020

 

Wellness has been reimagined during this time of quarantine and isolation. As many are adjusting their daily rituals, they are searching for different practices to weave into their lives. Seniors, who are particularly impacted by social isolation, are finding new ways of engaging with technology and wellness. Matthew Russell, MD, of Massachusetts General notes, “Many seniors have learned to adopt evolving technology, which they may not have prior to COVID-19.”

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Topics: senior wellness wellzesta social isolation