Creating A Desirable Culture In Your Residential Assisted Living Business

Creating A Desirable Culture In Your Residential Assisted Living Business

Do people love working for and with you? Is your residential assisted living home a place that people really want to be? Do you find it easy to retain staff or hire new members? Creating a desirable culture in your residential assisted living business is key to answering “yes” to these questions. Best of all, building a positive culture can be done with any budget, at any size business.

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“Workplace growth happens when owners and operators use pro-tips to infuse positivity into the workplace. There are nine known components created with assisted living industry leaders place emphasis on positive workplaces.”

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]When a work environment is lighthearted, fun and productive, workers accomplish their goals quicker and with a greater sense of satisfaction. The culture of your assisted living workplace will determine the course of the workday for your caregivers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Research shows that when managers provide “happiness shocks” workers are 12 percent more productive as a result. What are “happiness shocks” that kick caregivers into overdrive for increased productivity? Watching comedy clips, providing free snacks, and offering complimentary drinks are kind gestures that encourage your staff with an added jolt of joy. These gestures are often unexpected and produce quick results. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]While it may seem strange, fun at work impacts productivity, which ultimately ensures the success of your residential assisted living home.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]There are two things you can do today to make your workplace a more enjoyable experience:[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

1. Create A Tradition

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  • Your workplace tradition can include a variety of ideas. Observe a daily ritual like playing a theme song. It’s hard to frown when good music is resonating around the room. Music makes people giggle and smile, which shifts any environment into a happy mode.

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2. Make It A Surprise

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  • Happiness at work should be intentional and not left to chance. However, it should feel spontaneous for your staff. An element of surprise adds a heightened level of fun.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Positive, productive and pleasant workplace culture can easily be created with a limited budget. It simply requires assisted living owners and operators to take time to genuinely invest in the happiness of their staff. When leaders are concerns about the well-being of caregivers, your residential assisted living home will grow and thrive.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]


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Employee Loyalty

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Employee retention soars in environments where workers feel respected and appreciated.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Job Satisfaction

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Job satisfaction is higher at companies with a positive culture.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Employees are more likely to function as a team when assisted living homes exercise a strong culture that promotes open communication.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

 Work Performance

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Higher productivity rates are links to assisted living homes that are operated by motivated and dedicated to employers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Employee Morale

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Positivity boosts employee morale without fail. Employees feel happier when they work in a lighthearted environment.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

Less Stress

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]An optimistic culture significantly reduces workplace stress, boost employee health, and enhance work performance.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Workplace growth happens when owners and operators use pro-tips to infuse positivity into the workplace. There are nine known components created with assisted living industry leaders place emphasis on positive workplaces.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]


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  1. Employee Wellness is Emphasized
  2. Your Current Culture Changes
  3. Purpose and Meaning is Discovered 
  4. Impactful Goals Are Created
  5. Notes of Gratitude Are Exchanged
  6. Positivity is Encouraged. 
  7. Social Connections Are Fostered 
  8. Staff Members Listen to One Another 
  9. Culture Champions Are Empowered

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]One of the most important roles of a leader is to create a positive culture. Be sure to cultivate a positive culture that enhances the talent, diversity, and happiness of your workforce. Building the right culture is one of the best and easiest ways to get your employees to invest their talent and future with your company.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]


[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Residential Assisted Living National Association is the nation’s leading resource for industry support. The member-based organization grants you access to 10 invaluable resources to accelerating the growth of your business.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]

10 Key RALNA Resources Include:

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  1. Access to group purchasing power
  2. Discounts with over 200 RAL vendors
  3. Legal advocacy
  4. Industry marketing
  5. Educational services 
  6. Memory care training
  7. Certifications
  8. Marketing 
  9. Relevant newsletters and content 
  10. Assisted living networking medium.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][vc_column_text]Do you sometimes feel like your spiraling out of control trying to keep your business above water? If so, it’s highly likely that RALNA is the right resource for you. Visit for additional information about the Do Good and Do Well business model.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”24px”][vc_column_text]What are “happiness shocks” that kick caregivers into overdrive for increased productivity?[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_separator css_animation=”fadeIn” type=”normal” color=”#eaeaea”][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”99″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center” qode_css_animation=””][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]

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