September 12-18 is National Assisted Living Week — a week dedicated to recognizing the role of assisted living facilities in caring for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Since 1995, the annual observance has encouraged assisted living communities around the country to celebrate members of their communities.
Of course celebrating your residents is an important component of this week, but don’t overlook your staff. Your employees have endured a difficult year as they worked tirelessly on the front lines during a global pandemic. Anything you can do to show your appreciation can make a difference in retaining your best talent long term — particularly at a time when turnover in the industry is higher than ever.
National Assisted Living Week is an opportunity to do just that. So what can you do to celebrate your staff this week? Here are some ideas.
A simple thank you can go a long way. Do it both privately with personalized thank you messages to each member of your team and publicly by celebrating your staff on social media. In your messages, acknowledge that the work you do as an assisted living facility could not be done without the hard work and dedication of