Can You Have Engaged Residents Without Engaged Staff?
About The Episode There's a lot of talk about engagement in the senior care industry. Engagement is often called Life Enrichment or Activities in senior living communities. Exercising mental and emotional health is undoubtedly of enormous significance in the overall wellbeing of any human. So, why then, does "Activities" often have a lower budget with fewer resources than other senior care departments? We had a great discussion about elevating quality of life through engagement with the dynamic Sara Kyle, PhD and Kelly Stranburg of LE3 Solutions. They also share three key elements to improve daily life for both residents and staff. After all, it is an ecosystem and it is necessary to collaborate and work together. Focus on movement, creative curiosities, address grief and emotions of the past year Role of families will continue to grow figure out how to embrace and partner with family members Technology kept many families together during the pandemic. LE3 Solutions is a strategic consulting firm supporting operators/providers and vendors in the senior living space and beyond with the objective to elevate engagement and well-being for residents and staff as well as those choosing to age in place and their caregivers. Ready to get your Mavericks coffee mug? Share with us what your favorite idea from either this conversation or your own ideas and experience about how we can support our older population right now. Email or post the answer on our social media and your Mavericks coffee mug will be in the mail. If you like this episode, please subscribe! Tell us what you think, and what you'd like to see changed in senior care. SOURCES Francis LeGasse, Chief Curiosity Maverick, and CEO of Assured Assisted Living, Sevens Residential Care, Sevens Home Care Katherine Wells, Chief Inspiration Maverick at Mavericks of Senior Living, and CEO of Serenity Engage Taylor Hulett, Chief Ingenuity Maverick at Mavericks of Senior Living, and Director of Customer Success at Serenity Engage