Tag: engagement

Gallup Survey Shows Social Seniors Are Happier

The Gallop survey indicated that seniors who spend much of their time socializing are more likely than their others to report a high level of happiness. The more time Americans spend socially with family and friends, the more likely they are to report enjoyment and happiness in their lives without a lot of stress and worry. […]

Activities are important, Really

It is known that providing interesting and enjoyable nursing home activities is essential to the physical, emotional and mental health of the seniors living there. But there might be even more here: According to the Public Library of Science Medicine, loneliness, as a health risk factor, is twice as detrimental as being obese, and equal […]

Activity Director as Chief Experience Director

Have to love this article from Anthony Cirillo about the importance of activity director: He claims they should be, rightfully so, be promoted to Chief Experience Officers! Great activity professionals had MDS 3.0 nailed before it was ever conceived — because great activity directors know that a great activities program revolves around the needs and […]

5 Tips to make family visits and activities a success

Family visits are about to be more frequent with the holidays coming up. They are important because they give residents something to look forward to, decrease the residents feeling of separation, and it gives staff a chance to include family in their care. While family visits are important they are not always easy. Family members […]

4 tips for a Wellness based calendar to drive higher occupancy

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a more successful existence. For residents of retirement communities, this means having access to resources to help support and thrive on all levels of wellness. As a life enrichment tools, the programming and activity calendar […]

6 tips to create the best activity calendar!

The biggest pain point shared by activity directors across levels of care and states is the activity calendar. This visual tool that highlights the main events of a retirement community is a federal regulation for nursing homes but also a requirement in Independent Living and Assisted Living. There are three main reasons why it is […]