As one of the largest generational groups in American history enters their senior years, the demand for caregivers has never been greater. Unfortunately, employee turnover rates are higher than average in most assisted living facilities. In a tight labor market, where there are more job openings than available workers, finding strategies to address this issue is a must.
Aging comes for us all, and it is only a matter of time before each of us is faced with the challenging conversation with a loved one about their ability to take care of themselves. Change can be difficult, especially for seniors who have decades of habit and comfort built into their home. The following are practical tips to help start the conversation in a healthy way.
While there is still a great deal about this novel coronavirus that scientists are working to understand, there are a number of things that we can do to protect seniors from getting infected. The following are steps that can be taken to reduce the chances of seniors being exposed to the virus. Let’s all do our part to stem the spread. Afterall, prevention is the best cure.
In the past few weeks, it has become clear that COVID-19 is likely going to affect most of us in some form or another. But what about seniors who suffer from dementia? And what about their caregivers? Here are a few tips for you and your staff to protect yourselves and your residents during these difficult times.
Are you concerned about COVID-19 spreading to your residential assisted living home through family and friend visits? As we all try to do our part with social distancing and self-isolation, it might be the best time to make video and voice messaging more available to your residents and their families.
Trying times call for unique solutions. With social distancing and self-isolating as we deal with COVID-19, how can RAL owners still attract new residents? Virtual tours allow prospective residents and families to explore your facility prior to making the important decision about where to move their loved ones.
Are state regulations for assisted living operations changing in your state due to COVID-19? For the sake of your staff and seniors, make sure to check with your state health services for their guidelines on how to deal with this potential issue. Compliance to these guidelines not only helps you and your business, but also keep your communities safer. The key is not to panic and do what you can to protect yourself, your family and your residents.