Our team keeps growing and we're excited to welcome the latest Caremerger, Katie Collins, to the Client Experience team as a Client Implementation Manager.
Family Engagement has always been an issue in senior living. A University of Chicago survey of residents' families found that 54% only hear from providers in emergencies, and 65% of family members wanted updates on their loved one's care weekly or daily.
Nancy McCaffrey and Natalie McFarland are Memory Care experts with a combined 50 years of experience working within senior living, specifically Memory Care. Together the women developed Terra Vista of Oak Brook Terrace, a unique, first-of-its-kind memory care community wholly dedicated to providing the type of innovative service and support the two leaders believed was missing in the industry.
We're excited to announce our latest batch of Caremergers! From left to right, we're happy to welcome Ryan Kuvin, Logan Zimmerman and Jimmy Lee to Inside Sales.
Benchmark Senior Living expands Caremerge Family Engagement to its 54 communities
The Caremerge team keeps growing and this latest round of additions expands our Sales and Marketing team.
If Dining Programs have been picking up steam these last several years across the senior living landscape, than Health and Wellness programs have been trotting right alongside them. Senior Living communities have begun adding yoga and meditation courses to their already robust physical activities to expand the fitness center in an effort to meet the demands of the new wave of older adults moving in.
What if we extended the tradition of giving thanks, typically celebrated just once a year during the holiday season, throughout the entire year? Such gratitude would be rewarded with better health, say researchers.
No pill? No strict diet or exercise regimen? Can just a positive emotion like gratitude guarantee better health? It may be a dramatic departure from what we've been taught about how to get healthier, but the connection between gratitude and health actually goes back a long way.
Former Apple and Tesla executive George Blankenship spoke his mind at Argentum about the future of senior living.
Blankenship told audience members that adult children want "Happily Ever After" for their parents and that whichever senior living provider figures out how to connect families and residents will hold the world in the palm of their hand. He went on to say, “Somebody is going to figure that out ...senior living... is going to change incredibly over the next 10 years,” he said, nearing the end of his talk. “Somebody is going to do that. … Will it be you?"
The decision to move a loved one into an assisted living community is typically fraught with guilt, fear and shame for families. Worries include that families are moving mom in too soon, that they could (and should) continue taking care of her at home, that the quality of life and care within the community might be lower than home, and, like this Forbes article attests, that others will judge them for making the move.
The transition period following a move-in is just as important for the family as it is for the resident. This short timeframe sets the stage for the (hopefully) long-term relationship communities will have with families.