Does a wellness program make life better for residents in age-qualified communities? by Patricia Ryan, MS
Do wellness programs bring value to a community? Are they worth the investment? When it comes to wellness programs, the contribution to residents in senior living—and the community’s budget—is not always clear. However, when the fundamental purpose of an age-qualified community is the health and well-being of older adults, then lifestyle opportunities and wellness services become a critical factor in attracting and retaining residents, which in turn influences the financial objectives that make delivering on the mission possible. ... New data demonstrates it is possible to measure the value a wellness program brings to the residents, and to the community’s operational objectives.