REVEAL Aging: The New Generation of Workforce Education

Posted by Julie Boggess on Mar 29, 2021 9:15:08 PM

The Aging Services Industry faces a triple-whammy when it comes to workforce turnover and retention.

The first hit is the massive turnover that occurred and continues to occur because of the pandemic.   Second,  the turnover is on top of existing unfillable vacant positions.  Thirdly, there are new entrants into the field who have no prior experience caring for older adults.

We don't want just warm bodies.  Yet, providers had to scurry and pull from every corner to get to bare staffing requirements.  Now, providers hang on hope that the good employees will not jump ship as the pandemic fades.  What are we to do about this massive issue?

Much of the focus will continue to  be on recruiting new employees, and rightly so.  However, great attention needs to be given to how to keep the new, good employees.  At the same time, it is critical to also maintain the spirit and engagement of the seasoned employees.

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Training, Hospital Professionals, Caregiver Training, aging, AGE-u-cate®, education, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Employees, Pam Brandon, turnover, older adults, AGE-u-cate Training, REVEAL Aging

Expressive Touch in Caregiving is Beneficial for Everyone

Posted by Julie Boggess on Mar 1, 2021 11:20:37 AM
holding_hands-400x225-1Touch connects humans to each other, reduces stress, and communicates care and concern. Don't we all need a little more of this these days?

Compassionate Touch® is an effective caregiving technique that combines expressive touch and compassionate presence.  The good- old-fashioned back rub is making its way back to eldercare, reinforcing that touch is beneficial for everyone.

But, let's not stop at the back.  Add shoulders, arms and hands, legs and feet, and now we have a powerful caregiving protocol that is easy to learn and so effective.

Eldercare providers need tools that improve the quality of life for those they serve.  Additionally, providers need ways improve the quality of the work experience for their employees.  I would argue that there has never been a more critical time than now to seek new ways to retain employees.

Compassionate Touch® hits the mark on both counts.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging services, Caregiver, caregivers, compassionate touch, caregiving, Stress, eldercare, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Employees, touch

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Posted by Julie Boggess on Nov 10, 2020 2:10:43 PM
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute

Touch for Elders is Needed Now More than Ever

Posted by Julie Boggess on Jun 11, 2020 9:25:32 AM
The AGE-u-cate Training Institute supports aging services providers as they respond to the isolation crisis facing their elderly residents and clients.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging services, caregivers, compassionate touch, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute

The Trauma of Relocation for People with Dementia

Posted by Julie Boggess on Feb 3, 2020 11:24:51 PM

 

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, dementia, caregivers, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, Faith Community, families, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute

Specialized Dementia Training and Employee Turnover

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 30, 2019 1:28:29 PM

 

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, dementia care, Senior Care Professionals, dementia, compassionate touch, Dementia Live, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, turnover, dementia training, employee training, AGE-u-cate Training, home health

Age-integration Study in Higher Education

Posted by Julie Boggess on Aug 26, 2019 10:13:31 AM
Students at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL experience Dementia Live and share with classmates their feelings of frustration, anger, and anxiety.
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Higher Education

Get Ready for Trauma-Informed Care

Posted by Ann Catlin on Aug 8, 2019 10:00:26 AM

Beginning November 28, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will require nursing homes to provide trauma-informed care. Consequently, they must  "ensure that residents who are trauma survivors receive culturally competent, hence minimizing triggers that may cause retraumatization."

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Topics: Person-centered, Senior Care Professionals, Training, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Nursing homes

Tips for Seniors Living Well

Posted by Ann Catlin on Jul 18, 2019 10:00:38 AM
Seniors Living Well
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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, aging, Seniors, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, Living well, wellness

The NICHE difference: Preparing Our Long-Term Care Workforce for Tomorrow

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jun 5, 2019 5:11:37 PM

We are thrilled to have recently announced our collaboration with NICHE - Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, a nation-wide nursing education and consultation program designed to improve geriatric care in healthcare organizations through education and mentorship.

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Topics: Senior Care Professionals, Family Caregiver, Training, Hospital Professionals, AGE-u-cate Training Insitute, older adults, Nurses, Geriatric Nursing, NICHE

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