February 2020 Newsletter

February 2020

Do You Love What You Do?

Most of you got your start in residential assisted living because you want to make a difference. You recognize that seniors, some of the most vulnerable in our society, need a safe, comfortable and loving place to call home. There are so many industries that can make you money, but few that can provide a great return on investment while also doing so much good for so many people. We are proud of what we do and we are proud of this community and all the work you put into caring for the residents in your RAL homes. And you aren’t only helping seniors, you are helping their families and friends too. For every senior in your care, there are numerous friends and family who are comforted by the exceptional care you provide for their loved ones in your RAL homes.

Not everyone is cut out to care for their aging parents 24/7. In fact, most people aren’t. So what you do in this business gives them the freedom to go out and do what they were made to do. And that is no small thing. So regardless of where you are in your RAL journey, we want to take a moment to encourage you. Remember, your passion and commitment mean that others with aging loved ones can pursue their passion. And don’t forget to spread the love this month. Your RAL business is effective because of your staff. So show your team that you love and appreciate them. It’s often the little things that matter. Small gestures of appreciation can really motivate your staff, taking them from good to great.


RESOURCES TO EXPLORE:

Love Your Caregivers & Keep Them Healthy

In order to be the most effective in taking care of others, you need to take care of yourself. Far too many caregivers, both in the family home and residential assisted living setting are neglecting their own wellness. Depression, fatigue, and burn-out can wreak havoc on quality and productivity. And in the RAL setting, with vulnerable residents, many of whom require important medication, there is little room for error or lack of focus. What are you doing to care for the health of your staff who care for the health of your residents?

Here are some common issues to look out for:


Affordable Personal & Business Healthcare Made Easy

Healthcare trends are shifting and the focus is moving toward better consumer-influenced solutions for health. With the government and politicians at a relative stalemate regarding the best way to provide health care, contentious physicians and medical professionals are looking to other methods for meeting the health needs of citizens. In partnership with the Residential Assisted Living National Association, Redirect Health is providing an affordable alternative to traditional health care, streamlining the path between doctor and patient. Gain access to the care you and your staff need without the hassle that is encountered with most healthcare plans.


10 Warning Signs You Should Recognize for Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and similar types of dementia are on the rise. Approximately 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, but that is anticipated to rise to 16 million in the next 3 decades. While these complex cognitive disorders are daunting to consider, learning about the common warning signs can prepare and equip individuals and their families to deal with it head-on.

As residential assisted living home operators and caregivers, recognizing the signs of dementia earlier rather than later can be so helpful for the families you serve. Plus, early diagnosis can save your team a lot of frustration in trying to deal with troubling behavior, when the reason for it might be caused by a debilitating cognitive disorder that is out of the senior’s ability to control.


More Great Activities For Seniors With Limited Mobility

Throughout our lives, we are continuously looking for ways to stay mobile and engaged with the world around us. This can become quite a difficult thing for seniors with chronic conditions and mobility issues. Here are a few more ways that you can help the seniors in your life stay active. Show the love for your seniors by helping them remain engaged with the activities that they love.


Essential Memory Care Training

Our comprehensive training walks you through the many aspects that help inform and instruct you to become or sharpen your skills as an assisted living home operator specializing in memory care techniques.

This 12 video memory care training will analyze the key factors and concerns to equip you with the knowledge required to open or convert your home.

Hear from expert doctors who work with Memory Care homes on important considerations and valuable insight into the understanding and operation of your memory care home.


IS YOUR RAL HOME ON THE MAP?

One of the awesome benefits of membership with the Residential Assisted Living National Association is the marketing of your RAL home across our vast national network of RAL homes, placement agencies, trainers, suppliers, and investors

Join the nation-wide network of RAL owners who are raising the bar and contributing to standards of excellence in caring for our seniors.

Take advantage of this opportunity for your RAL business and explore the many other essential benefits of RAL National Association membership today.


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