Practicing Gratitude

Posted by Annie Keough on June 8, 2021

Gratitude is a simple and rewarding practice that can change your life, yet few people are aware of its advantages. Working gratitude into your life can start you on the path of noticing the good all around you.

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Topics: Wellness Wellbeing health & wellness gratitude journaling purposeful life


Self-Care for Caregivers and Isolated Residents

Posted by Annie Keough on May 25, 2021

As writer Raphalia Michael wrote, “if I don’t take enough care of myself, I won’t be in the place to give to my loved ones either.”

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Topics: Wellbeing Emotional Wellness Employees health & wellness meditation staff wellness purposeful life


Effective Change Management in Leading a Digital Transformation

Posted by Annie Keough on May 10, 2021

Digital transformation has no longer become an option for senior living communities- it is essential in remaining relevant.

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Topics: Wellness Wellbeing Employees Communication Digital workforce engagement senior care


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



Embracing Change with Mindfulness

Posted by Kassi Yancey on July 18, 2019

 

The nature of reality is that change is happening all around us, all the time; everything in life is impermanent.  Yet, the paradox is humans have an adverse reaction to change. We are constantly in resistance to the groundless flow of change.  

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Topics: Wellness Wellbeing Emotional Wellness wellzesta gratitude journaling mindfulness meditation