Building Retention Through a Culture that Inspires Empathy, Generosity and Happiness

Posted by Julie Boggess on Nov 16, 2023 10:52:00 AM

In the dynamic and challenging field of aging services, fostering a workplace culture that prioritizes empathy, generosity, and happiness can significantly impact employee retention. As professionals navigate the complexities of providing care and support to older adults, the emotional well-being of employees becomes a crucial factor in ensuring both quality service delivery and sustained job satisfaction.

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Topics: compassionate touch, dementia training, caregiver education, employee retention, cultivating empathy, compassion culture, Dementia Empathy Training

Basic Skillsets for Care Partners: Are We Getting It Wrong?

Posted by Laura Ellen Christian on Aug 25, 2022 12:00:00 PM
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Topics: Caregiver Training, quality of life, caregiver education

Crossing the Threshold in Dementia Training

Posted by Pam Brandon on Jan 28, 2022 3:00:00 PM

There are many definitions of threshold that are worth discussing before we jump to the meat of how it relates to dementia training.  

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Topics: AGE-u-cate Training Institute, Dementia Live®Training, Direct Care Workforce Training, workforce training, dementia care training, Communication Skills Training, caregiver education, Skill Building

Future Focus: Caregiver Burnout Prevention

Posted by Julie Boggess on Oct 27, 2021 8:22:35 PM

Hardly a day goes by that I don't hear or read something about Caregiver Burnout.   The subject seems to revolve around these themes:

  • Caregiver burnout leads to turnover
  • Burned out caregivers impact the quality of care
  • Organization leaders need to pay attention to this issue

We are well beyond the stage of prevention, and it is probably something that should have been addressed very early on in the pandemic.  There is no value in would have or should have discussions. Perhaps the best we can and should do right now is work toward some level of burnout recovery for the dedicated workers who have hung in there.

There are good things that some organizations are doing right now, including but not limited to additional days off with pay, thank you lunches and flexible scheduling.  But, as we crawl our way to a place that feels more like recovery verses trauma, let's give some thought to more systemic and continuous ways to keep caregiver burnout in check.

Future Focus:  Caregiver Burnout Prevention

An effective strategy depends on understanding all of the reasons for caregiver burnout, and there are many. Coping strategies, or lack thereof,  is just one factor.  In other words, staff who are equipped with coping strategies do better- makes sense, right? 

The first step is for caregivers to know what burnout out looks and feels like.  Acute awareness before it spirals out of control is critical.  Next comes healthy and effective coping strategies.  Caregivers who are not educated on how to recognize and employ strategies to alleviate burnout are at high risk for many problems. 

In an effort to offer Aging Services organizations an immediate intervention to address caregiver burnout, we created a one-hour device enabled course entitled, "Coping with Caregiver Burnout."  AGE-u-cate is offering this time limited complimentary course audit here:

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A hard look at how this industry prepares it's caregivers for the inevitability of burnout is vitally important for the future of the industry, the health of workers, and quality of care provided.   
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Topics: Caregiver Burnout, caregiver education, burnout prevention

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