Strategies for utilizing the talent of 50+ workers
Reduce labor shortages, reject stereotypes and rethink policies to take advantage of the work ethic, experience and abundance of abilities among people 50 years and older. Policies that recruit and retain experienced workers appeal to staff of all ages. More than 10 strategies support the shift to a multigenerational workforce that can provide critical skills for the business.
Prediabetes: At the crossroads
People ages 65 and older are at greater risk of developing prediabetes. Someone with prediabetes, or glucose intolerance, has higher-than-normal blood glucose levels due to an imbalance in the body's metabolism (the process that converts food into energy). Prediabetes is an important health issue, as it signals that a person is on the way to developing type 2 diabetes (T2D).
Yet many people with prediabetes do not realize they have this condition. The International Council on Active Aging published an issue brief to help increase awareness of prediabetes and give people resources to learn about the condition.
The business case for wellness programs in senior living
Updated research and analysis join with commentary from industry experts to define the value of investing in a comprehensive wellness program. Returns on investment come from reputation, revenues, cost savings and resident satisfaction, plus a healthier resident population. Use the 11 points in the business case to develop the program and gain the priority and funding it deserves.
Executive Summary, The National Benchmarks Report, 2016
Highlights of the second national report based on data in the ICAA/ProMatura Wellness Benchmarks are collected in this Executive Summary, which links participation in wellness lifestyles to customer satisfaction in senior living. The complete results that support these highlights are found in the National Report, which includes the opinions of over three thousand residents living in 99 communities.
Framing the return on investment (ROI) in wellness staff
The outcomes of a lifestyle/wellness program are determined by the competency of staff members and support from senior management. Wellness staff members impact satisfaction, revenue and social accountability, according to leaders at the ICAA Forum development meeting. Find lists of expectations for the wellness program and staff and methods to evaluate return on investment (ROI) in hiring, coaching and educating lifestyle/wellness staff. This report coordinates with the Career Path for Wellness Professionals white paper.