The Aging in the Workplace toolkits and survey are designed to provide employers with strategic aging-related workforce management information. With a large percent of the 78 million boomers planning to remain in the workforce past traditional retirement age, organizations in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors will need tools and resources to make the best use of their knowledge and skills in order to increase organizational effectiveness and business performance.
Help older adults learn what they can do now to reduce their risk of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
Give direct care workers the tools and knowledge they need to improve wellness in your residents.The program includes a focus on six areas that an older adult can target as part of a healthy lifestyle: exercise, social engagement, nutrition, sleep, laughter, and health literacy.
This program offers a relationship-based approach for long-term care and senior living communities to apply fundamental principles and experience culture change across all departments, resulting in better care and service. Participants learn strategies for building care teams, creating programs, shaping care environments, and building person-respected relationships with residents with dementia to create a culture of person-respected care.
Individual webinars, a workshop, or a toolkit give participants tools and information for building an effective falls reduction program in senior living communities.
This toolkit includes five training DVDs, as well as a series of activities and exercises that provide direct professional caregivers with the values, assessment skills, and planning tools to stimulate and encourage people with memory loss to reach their highest levels of participation and success.
This live webinar will give you the knowledge and insights to enhance cultural sensitivity within your organization.
Build Excellent Customer Service is a DVD training toolkit that reveals the secrets of providing exceptional service in senior living and long-term care communities. Informative role-playing examples help staff focus on making the community the best possible place to work and live. This easy-to-follow training helps staff develop a sustainable competitive edge resulting in greater resident satisfaction. It is a valuable resource for training new employees and a great refresher course for seasoned veterans.
These award-winning webinars and workshops have been demonstrated to significantly strengthen staff retention, improve employee effectiveness, and increase job satisfaction while reducing health deficiencies in the resident population. Participants are taught the essential skills needed to foster capable work teams and provide person-directed care to their residents and families.
This live webinar will provide best practices to improve person-respected care for those with cognitive impairment.
This live webinar will help you apply the data-driven, proactive techniques of QAPI to an effective program for preventing pressure ulcers.
This on-demand webinar will help you apply the data-driven, proactive techniques of QAPI to an effective falls reduction program.
This innovative program provides long-term care and senior living staff with the three essential components that form the “cornerstone of culture transformation”—person-directed care, consistent assignment staffing, and peer mentoring. Build Staff & Resident Relationships empowers staff to become partners with residents in creating a person-directed culture of care.
This comprehensive, web-based continuing education program is designed for health care professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the field of aging. The program includes six eight-week courses that may be completed in one year. Participants only need an active e-mail account, Internet access, and a reliable computer.
The CARE Coaching Online courses provide working caregivers with essential tools, knowledge, and skills to effectively deal with the variety of issues arising from caring for their aging parents, relatives, or loved ones.
Empower Online is an in-depth, five-lesson online course that focuses on self-care for the working caregiver that was developed by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging with the support of the American Business Collaboration for Quality Dependent Care (ABC). The program focuses on managing responsibilities while caring for loved ones with chronic medical issues and includes communicating effectively with healthcare providers and locating additional caregiver resources.
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, in partnership with Clearbrook and Center for Independent Futures, is offering a new resource to Foster Intergenerational Inclusive Volunteer Engagement. F.I.I.V.E. Chicago teamed up older adults as mentors with young people with developmental disabilities to design and implement service projects for underserved groups in their communities. The project was funded by The Coleman Foundation of Chicago, IL.
Few are fully prepared for the responsibilities and tasks involved in caring for an older adult. As a caregiver, it is important to have a clear plan or guide that has multiple paths. This five-lesson online course introduces the basics of the caregiver role and explores the challenges associated with older adult care.
Developed by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, evidence-based Making Sense of Memory Loss Online helps those who care for someone in the early, middle, or late to final stages of memory loss, whether or not that individual has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease or related dementia.
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging partnered with LeadingAge, American Seniors Housing Association, and Caring Communities to collaborate on this first-of-its-kind national survey of employee wellness programs across senior living, long-term care, and hospital settings. The report offers strategic recommendations on employee wellness incentives and a checklist of key questions to be used in evaluating an organization’s employee wellness program efforts.
Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, Ziegler, and Brecht Associates, Inc., partnered to conduct the first-ever national study in 2011, of family members of residents living in Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), which asked what they are planning for their own retirement lifestyle and health needs. The study creates a picture of where the industry is today, and reveals opportunities for the future in order to best serve the next generation.
A total of 123 organizations that handle different aspects of research in our industry were invited to participate in the surveys. The result is a 57-page national survey that provides an opportunity for aging research and service organizations to consider the scope of the issues currently being addressed by gerontological researchers and the future needs, challenges, and opportunities that an aging population will bring.
Conducted in collaboration with Ziegler and the architectural firm of Dorsky Hodgson Parrish Yue (first report) and C.C. Hodgson Architectural Group (second report), these national reports of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) describe the impact of wellness programs on residents, and factors related to successful wellness programs from the perspective of program managers, administrators, and presidents/CEOs.
Observing Quality of Life in Dementia (OQOLD) is an observational tool for assessing the quality of life of people with memory loss. Designed for use in assisted living residences, adult day care centers, or skilled care communities, it identifies the impact of specific activities on residents/clients in terms of the six dimensions of wellness.
Developers and providers can use these survey results to address potential opportunities and create innovations to help shape the future of senior living services, programs, and amenities. The ultimate goal is to create environments and lifestyles where older adults want to live, not just where they need to live.
The Ways To Activate Wellness webinar series features established wellness experts discussing new, relevant applied research findings and program initiatives. This program is designed for professional staff across the continuum of aging services.
We face challenges every day as part of life–whether they are big or small. Generally, we are able to adapt well over time to stressful conditions and many events that can be life changing. What enables us to do so? It involves resilience. Resilience relates to a person’s ability to bounce back from adversity. This program offers a webinar series and workshops that target strategies to enhance resilience in senior living residents and employees.
Participants will attain new knowledge on promoting wellness, critical thinking, and compassionate services, which they can share with staff, residents, and families.
This award-winning comprehensive wellness assessment program is designed for senior living communities and senior centers, and provides participants with tools to create personal wellness goals, make targeted decisions, and develop plans to enhance their own well-being.
This live webinar provides background data, tactics, and tips for increasing participation in your organization’s employee wellness program.
This on-demand webinar debunks common myths about the sexual health of older adults and offers tactics and tips for identifying and addressing appropriate and inappropriate sexual behavior.