The REI Blog

The Key to Unlocking Dementia

The opportunity to engage with our surroundings meaningfully each day is a basic human right. The freedom to do this must be protected by providers who are serving older adults in our industry.

“Dementia is Not My Problem”

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] It is a humbling experience to be told you are wrong, especially when that feedback comes from a major client and mentor! A few years ago, I considered redefining our company’s focus as a “dementia engagement platform” instead of a “resident engagement platform.” The response to this proposed change from one client was especially […]

Resident Engagement is the Most Exciting Opportunity Today in Senior Living

Every day, our company has discussions with providers who are shifting their mindset and deciding to invest in the value of resident engagement. Nothing is more exciting to us than to collaborate with frontline teams and their organizations once they’ve made this commitment to improving the quality of life of their residents and staff.

High-Quality Resident Engagement is Affordable

Using digital technology, the staff members were able to personalize resident programming and assess in real-time any changes in resident ability or preferences. After only one year with the new strategy, the community increased the number of engagement programs offered by 145%!

Measure What Matters

Fully integrated, person-centered care looks beyond just the biological age of a person, their current chronic conditions and their disabilities and instead focuses on providing creative and meaningful engagement opportunities, which are measured and evaluated in real-time using technology, so that they are perfectly matched to a person’s changing needs and preferences.

What is Purposeful Engagement?

It is time for the senior care industry to take note of how preserving a person’s agency in the care process is a necessary component of purposeful engagement.