March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020

Success In Residential Assisted Living Is About More Than Luck

As with any entrepreneurial business, success is more than just being in the right place at the right time. Although location and timing are important, it takes preparation, passion, flexibility and a determination to actually put in the work.

Successful people don’t just one day wake up successful. They work hard, learn from their mistakes, seek the advice of others with more experience, and never give up.

Success involves focus. Having a plan knowing how to execute it, or at least knowing where to turn when you don’t have the answers. It requires building a network around you to support your business and inspire you to take your project to the next level.

Combining a well-prepared strategy with enthusiasm and a willingness to put in the time and you are on your way to creating your own luck in this or any business.

Residential assisted living isn’t for every single person. Some people don’t have the aspiration or initiative to make it work. So we want to applaud you for your passion and desire to make a difference in the assisted living space. We are here to encourage you to continue to seek excellence and to support you and your journey in this amazing and rewarding industry.


Is Your Admissions Process Hurting Your Success?

Have you ever had to make an extremely difficult decision?

Placing a loved one in a residential assisted living home can be a tough choice. Consider the emotional build-up, the uncertainty, the skepticism and not to mention other barriers in the admissions process that only add to an already stressful process.

As an owner or operator of a residential assisted living home, you may be missing out on more potential residents than you know. It may be time to revamp your admissions systems.

Your Team…What Are They Thinking?

Being a boss and managing caregivers in a residential assisted living home can be challenging at times. What do your employees really think of you? How can you make sure that you are fully supporting your team and providing them with the necessary tools to succeed? There are some proven attributes to look for in a good boss and the following tips can guide you to leadership that will make sure your business is successful.

Addressing Seasonal Depression in Seniors and Caregivers

Seasonal depression is a disorder that affects millions across the country, including seniors in residential assisted living homes. Although summer is just a few short months away, the continual cold weather and gray skies can have a real detrimental effect on our mood. The winter blues, often diagnosed as Season Affective Disorder (SAD), causes symptoms that can have a lasting impact on health and wellness. Fortunately, there are ways to address seasonal depression and this article will help caregivers provide support throughout the process.

2020 Eden Alternative International Conference Denver, CO, April 28-30th

Join change agents from around the world to explore organizational transformation. This conference will inspire and renew the passion of those dedicated to changing the culture of care across all living environments.

This engaging conference will explore innovative approaches to organizational growth and team member retention, inter-generational projects, empowering team members, the intersection between regulations and person-directed care, effective change leadership, end-of-life care, and much more. Plus, dedicated issue-specific conference tracks include:

Workforce Trauma-informed care

The Eden Alternative is delighted to offer the RALNA network a special rate of $795/per person for a 3-day conference. This offer is a $100 savings, good until midnight on March 15th.


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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