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Building a Strong Volunteer Program for Your Senior Living CommunityBuilding a Strong Volunteer Program for Your Senior Living Community
Operations Best Practices
Building a Strong Volunteer Program for Your Senior Living Community
Jun 13, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Learn how to optimize your senior living community's volunteer program to enrich residents' lives. Discover effective outreach, interviewing, training, and management strategies.

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Breaking the Ice: Fun and Engaging Questions to Get to Know Your ResidentsBreaking the Ice: Fun and Engaging Questions to Get to Know Your Residents
Activity Ideas
Breaking the Ice: Fun and Engaging Questions to Get to Know Your Residents
Jun 6, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Discover a wealth of engaging icebreaker questions designed to foster connections and build relationships among residents in your senior living community. Spark conversations, laughter, and connection while getting to know your residents better.

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Red, White and Engaging: Canada Day & Independence Day ActivitiesRed, White and Engaging: Canada Day & Independence Day Activities
Activity Ideas
Red, White and Engaging: Canada Day & Independence Day Activities
May 30, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Are you and your residents feeling patriotic? The theme for this Canada Day and Independence Day is Red, White, and Engaging! Read on to get some inspiration for your July activity calendars.

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Efficient Ways for Busy Recreation Managers to Handle Administrative TasksEfficient Ways for Busy Recreation Managers to Handle Administrative Tasks
Operations Best Practices
Efficient Ways for Busy Recreation Managers to Handle Administrative Tasks
May 23, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Discover practical strategies and tips for managing administrative tasks efficiently as a recreation manager in senior living. From prioritization to delegation and embracing technology like Welbi, learn how to streamline your workflow and maximize your time.

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The Importance of Documentation: Best Practices for Life Enrichment ProfessionalsThe Importance of Documentation: Best Practices for Life Enrichment Professionals
Operations Best Practices
The Importance of Documentation: Best Practices for Life Enrichment Professionals
May 16, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Documentation is a crucial aspect of our work in senior living communities. It not only ensures that we maintain accurate records of our activities and interactions but also supports continuity of care, quality improvement efforts, and regulatory compliance. Let’s explore the importance of documentation and provide specific ideas, strategies, tips, and examples for effective record-keeping and reporting practices.

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Tips and Tricks to Hiring an AMAZING Recreation TeamTips and Tricks to Hiring an AMAZING Recreation Team
Operations Best Practices
Tips and Tricks to Hiring an AMAZING Recreation Team
May 9, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Finding the right candidates who possess the necessary skills and passion for enriching the lives of seniors through engaging activities is crucial. We share carefully curated tips, tricks, interview questions and best practices for hiring casual and part-time staff for recreation roles.

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Navigating Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance: Tips for Senior Living CommunitiesNavigating Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance: Tips for Senior Living Communities
Operations Best Practices
Navigating Regulatory Compliance and Quality Assurance: Tips for Senior Living Communities
May 2, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

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Summer-Inspired Activity Ideas for JuneSummer-Inspired Activity Ideas for June
Activity Ideas
Summer-Inspired Activity Ideas for June
Apr 30, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Summer is almost here; does your calendar reflect the changing season? Here are some summer-inspired activity ideas for your June calendar that are sure to spark joy.

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Highlight Your Residents: Create a Resident Spotlight!Highlight Your Residents: Create a Resident Spotlight!
Resident Experience
Highlight Your Residents: Create a Resident Spotlight!
Apr 25, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

A well-crafted resident spotlight not only honors the unique stories and contributions of residents but also fosters a sense of connection among residents and helps residents and staff get to know the residents who live there.

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Monthly, Weekly, or Daily Calendars? How to Choose the Right Calendar Format for Your ResidentsMonthly, Weekly, or Daily Calendars? How to Choose the Right Calendar Format for Your Residents
Resident Experience
Monthly, Weekly, or Daily Calendars? How to Choose the Right Calendar Format for Your Residents
Apr 18, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Your calendar needs to be clear, concise, and readable, in a format that suits your unique residents. How do you choose the right one? Let's look into options for calendars!

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Implementing Inclusive Programming for LGBT+ Older Adults in Senior Living Communities: A Change Management GuideImplementing Inclusive Programming for LGBT+ Older Adults in Senior Living Communities: A Change Management Guide
Operations Best Practices
Implementing Inclusive Programming for LGBT+ Older Adults in Senior Living Communities: A Change Management Guide
Apr 11, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Do you know you need to create inclusive programming for LGBT+ seniors but are unsure where to start? Here's a guide to help you!

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Vocational Wellness Activity Ideas to Start This SpringVocational Wellness Activity Ideas to Start This Spring
Activity Ideas
Vocational Wellness Activity Ideas to Start This Spring
Apr 1, 2024
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

The theme of this May’s activity inspiration is all around the dimension of vocational wellness. Vocational wellness is often overlooked as one of the dimensions, but is all about redefining purpose.

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The Impact of Engaging Activities on Clinical Outcomes in Senior Living The Impact of Engaging Activities on Clinical Outcomes in Senior Living
Caregiving
The Impact of Engaging Activities on Clinical Outcomes in Senior Living
Mar 28, 2024
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Elizabeth Audette-Bourdeau
Welbi

In this blog, we explore how the right activities contribute to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being, playing a pivotal role in supporting better clinical outcomes for senior living residents.

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Navigating Success: Leveraging Data for Compliance, Quality, and Engaging Stories in Senior Living ActivitiesNavigating Success: Leveraging Data for Compliance, Quality, and Engaging Stories in Senior Living Activities
Resident Experience
Navigating Success: Leveraging Data for Compliance, Quality, and Engaging Stories in Senior Living Activities
Mar 21, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

In this blog, we explore the benefits of tracking data for compliance, quality, and sharing success stories, demonstrating how it serves as the compass for Activity Department in ensuring the highest standards of care and engagement.

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 Facilitating Family Confidence through Data-Driven Insights Facilitating Family Confidence through Data-Driven Insights
Operations Best Practices
Facilitating Family Confidence through Data-Driven Insights
Mar 7, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

In this blog, we delve into the pivotal role of data in enhancing family confidence, focusing on communication, personalized care, and collaborative planning. Join us to uncover how strategic data use fosters connection, reassurance, and fulfillment within the senior living community.

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Cultivating Brilliance: 10 Intellectual Wellness Activities for SeniorsCultivating Brilliance: 10 Intellectual Wellness Activities for Seniors
Activity Ideas
Cultivating Brilliance: 10 Intellectual Wellness Activities for Seniors
Feb 29, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Let's channel our energies into activities that not only stimulate the mind but also nourish our intellectual well-being. Join us on this journey as we unveil 10 engaging and accessible activities meticulously curated to enhance the intellectual dimension of wellness.

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Unlocking Success: The Power of Data-Driven Decision Making for Activity DirectorsUnlocking Success: The Power of Data-Driven Decision Making for Activity Directors
Operations Best Practices
Unlocking Success: The Power of Data-Driven Decision Making for Activity Directors
Feb 22, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

By embracing a data-driven decision-making approach, you can create an environment where every activity is a step towards enhancing resident well-being, fostering a sense of community, and ultimately building a vibrant and thriving senior living experience.

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Unlocking Longer, Happier Lives Through Social EngagementUnlocking Longer, Happier Lives Through Social Engagement
Health
Unlocking Longer, Happier Lives Through Social Engagement
Feb 14, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Social Engagement within the Facility Increased Life Expectancy in senior living community Residents: A Follow-Up Study sheds light on a critical aspect of well-being often overlooked in the healthcare landscape. As we dive into the findings, let's explore how the simple act of fostering social connections within senior living communities can be a game-changer for the residents.

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A Tale of Two Communities: Transforming Recreation Through TechnologyA Tale of Two Communities: Transforming Recreation Through Technology
Stories
A Tale of Two Communities: Transforming Recreation Through Technology
Feb 8, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

In this unique story, we examine two senior living communities and how one was able to transform recreation through technology to improve their results and increase resident satisfaction.

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Creating Inclusive Spaces: Addressing LGBT+ Discrimination in Retirement CommunitiesCreating Inclusive Spaces: Addressing LGBT+ Discrimination in Retirement Communities
Resident Experience
Creating Inclusive Spaces: Addressing LGBT+ Discrimination in Retirement Communities
Feb 8, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

There are 2.7 million older adults in the US, and over 350,000 in Canada, who identify as LGBT+. In this blog, we discuss our webinar, Exploring Discrimination of LGBT+ Residents in Senior Living and the theme of inclusivity in senior living communities.

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Optimizing Communities for Senior Living Operators: Sustaining High Occupancy RatesOptimizing Communities for Senior Living Operators: Sustaining High Occupancy Rates
Operations Best Practices
Optimizing Communities for Senior Living Operators: Sustaining High Occupancy Rates
Jan 26, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

From personalized amenities to community engagement, discover the essential elements that contribute to sustained high occupancy rates in the evolving landscape of senior care.

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Spring Themed Activity Ideas for Seniors: Embracing Renewal and ConnectionSpring Themed Activity Ideas for Seniors: Embracing Renewal and Connection
Activity Ideas
Spring Themed Activity Ideas for Seniors: Embracing Renewal and Connection
Jan 22, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Engage your residents in a tapestry of experiences that not only embrace the spirit of renewal but also foster meaningful connections and creativity. Spring has sprung: let’s celebrate!

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10 Engaging Black History Month Activities for Seniors10 Engaging Black History Month Activities for Seniors
Activity Ideas
10 Engaging Black History Month Activities for Seniors
Jan 22, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Black History Month is an opportunity to honor the past, celebrate the present, and inspire the future. Make this February a time of joy, learning, and unity as you embark on these engaging senior living activities in your community!

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Crafting Unique Senior Living Spaces: A Comprehensive Guide for Community OperatorsCrafting Unique Senior Living Spaces: A Comprehensive Guide for Community Operators
Operations Best Practices
Crafting Unique Senior Living Spaces: A Comprehensive Guide for Community Operators
Jan 18, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Discover the evolving landscape of senior living choices and the changing needs of today's seniors. Learn how senior living operators can turn enhanced comforts, gourmet dining, and diverse activities into unique selling points for their communities.

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Bria Communities: Pioneering Innovation in Senior Living with WelbiBria Communities: Pioneering Innovation in Senior Living with Welbi
Stories
Bria Communities: Pioneering Innovation in Senior Living with Welbi
Jan 15, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Last year, we had the pleasure of sitting down with Tanya Snow, director at Bria Communities, on our podcast, Care. The conversation delved into Bria's journey of streamlining operations across their four unique communities. Tanya's insights and dedication to enhancing the quality of care were truly inspiring.

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Dynamic Marketing Ideas to Showcase Vibrant Community LivingDynamic Marketing Ideas to Showcase Vibrant Community Living
Resident Experience
Dynamic Marketing Ideas to Showcase Vibrant Community Living
Jan 4, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Elevate your senior living community with innovative marketing strategies centered around comprehensive wellness. From engaging activity calendars to resident success stories, discover how operators can spotlight their community's value across all seven dimensions of wellness.

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Welbi's Year in Review: Enhancing Senior Living Communities in 2023Welbi's Year in Review: Enhancing Senior Living Communities in 2023
Stories
Welbi's Year in Review: Enhancing Senior Living Communities in 2023
Jan 1, 2024
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Discover the transformative journey of Welbi in 2023, dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults in senior living communities.

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Key Takeaways from Transforming Day One: Crafting Memorable Move-Ins in Senior LivingKey Takeaways from Transforming Day One: Crafting Memorable Move-Ins in Senior Living
Resident Experience
Key Takeaways from Transforming Day One: Crafting Memorable Move-Ins in Senior Living
Dec 19, 2023
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

In this blog, we review the main takeaways from our recent webinar on Transforming Day One for Senior Living Move-ins. Read on to see what our panelists had to say and dig into the best practices, emerging trends, and invaluable recommendations to revolutionize your residents' first day.

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Key Insights from our Welbi Webinar: Navigating Digital Transformation in Senior Living Key Insights from our Welbi Webinar: Navigating Digital Transformation in Senior Living
Operations Best Practices
Key Insights from our Welbi Webinar: Navigating Digital Transformation in Senior Living
Dec 19, 2023
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Welbi recently hosted a webinar dedicated to exploring the best practices for digital transformation within senior living communities. In this blog post, we’ll go over these key takeaways so you can apply these tips and tricks to your community.

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Spreading Love and Joy: 10 Emotional Wellness Activities for FebruarySpreading Love and Joy: 10 Emotional Wellness Activities for February
Activity Ideas
Spreading Love and Joy: 10 Emotional Wellness Activities for February
Dec 18, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Gear up for a month filled with love, joy, and heartwarming activities. Explore our latest blog post featuring a carefully curated list of 10 accessible emotional wellness activities tailored specifically for senior living residents.

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January Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesJanuary Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
January Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Nov 21, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Discover engaging January activity ideas for senior living communities in our January blog! Uncover creative activities to enhance resident’s fitness.

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Holiday Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesHoliday Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
Holiday Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Oct 27, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

From crafting Hanukkah paper dreidel garlands to baking homemade sufganiyot, creating beeswax Hanukkah candles, and hosting Christmas-themed "Minute to Win It" parties, we have a range of activities that cater to diverse holiday traditions and bring residents together for some festive fun!

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Key Takeaways from Elevating Senior Living Teams: Best Practices for InnovatorsKey Takeaways from Elevating Senior Living Teams: Best Practices for Innovators
Operations Best Practices
Key Takeaways from Elevating Senior Living Teams: Best Practices for Innovators
Oct 13, 2023
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

In this blog, we will delve into three main takeaways from our recent panel webinar featuring leaders from Berwick Retirement, Origin Active Lifestyles, and Verve Senior Living, which shed light on their strategies to empower their senior living and life enrichment teams with technology!

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Can Emotional Support Help Seniors Recover Faster? A Guide for Life Enrichment Teams in Assisted Senior Living and Skilled NursingCan Emotional Support Help Seniors Recover Faster? A Guide for Life Enrichment Teams in Assisted Senior Living and Skilled Nursing
Operations Best Practices
Can Emotional Support Help Seniors Recover Faster? A Guide for Life Enrichment Teams in Assisted Senior Living and Skilled Nursing
Oct 12, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Discover the benefits of emotional support for seniors during recovery. Find out how to provide this support for seniors in assisted living and skilled nursing.

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Embracing Active Aging: Revitalizing Senior Living Communities Through Fitness and Physical ActivitiesEmbracing Active Aging: Revitalizing Senior Living Communities Through Fitness and Physical Activities
Health
Embracing Active Aging: Revitalizing Senior Living Communities Through Fitness and Physical Activities
Oct 2, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Discover the transformative power of active aging: learn how to infuse fitness and vitality into your programming for a thriving and engaged resident community.

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Spiritual Wellness for Seniors: Activity IdeasSpiritual Wellness for Seniors: Activity Ideas
Activity Ideas
Spiritual Wellness for Seniors: Activity Ideas
Sep 27, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

We're dishing out 10 activity ideas that will not only get you into the Thanksgiving spirit, but also help your residents find meaning and joy in these cherished moments!

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Elevating Senior Living Communities Through RAI-MDS Assessments: A Holistic Care ApproachElevating Senior Living Communities Through RAI-MDS Assessments: A Holistic Care Approach
Operations Best Practices
Elevating Senior Living Communities Through RAI-MDS Assessments: A Holistic Care Approach
Sep 25, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Discover how using a resident experience platform can help while doing RAI-MDS assessments in long-term care and skilled nursing communities to improve resident care.

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Building Family Confidence in Senior Living CommunitiesBuilding Family Confidence in Senior Living Communities
Operations Best Practices
Building Family Confidence in Senior Living Communities
Sep 8, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Boost senior living community success by maintaining family confidence. Discover key strategies for trust, transparency, and care quality.

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3 Reasons Why Skilled Nursing Operators Should be Concerned if Their Life Enrichment Team is Understaffed 3 Reasons Why Skilled Nursing Operators Should be Concerned if Their Life Enrichment Team is Understaffed
Operations Best Practices
3 Reasons Why Skilled Nursing Operators Should be Concerned if Their Life Enrichment Team is Understaffed
Sep 5, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Here are three ways that an understaffed life enrichment department impacts a skilled nursing community’s residents, brand image, and compliance.

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Using Welbi to Keep Your Brand PromiseUsing Welbi to Keep Your Brand Promise
Operations Best Practices
Using Welbi to Keep Your Brand Promise
Sep 5, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In this blog, we explore the challenges behind preparing for family confidence meetings in senior living and how a resident experience platform such as Welbi can help you keep your brand promises.

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Enhancing Senior Living: Elevate Your Life Enrichment Team with TechnologyEnhancing Senior Living: Elevate Your Life Enrichment Team with Technology
Resident Experience
Enhancing Senior Living: Elevate Your Life Enrichment Team with Technology
Sep 5, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Discover how investing in platforms like Welbi streamlines operations, enhances personalization, and elevates your life enrichment team to create unforgettable experiences for residents.

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Senior Living Operators’ Challenges in 2023Senior Living Operators’ Challenges in 2023
Operations Best Practices
Senior Living Operators’ Challenges in 2023
Sep 5, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Welbi’s latest blog explores operators’ challenges in 2023 and beyond, and how business-savvy operators can get ahead of them.

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How Staffing Shortages Impact Activities and Resident EngagementHow Staffing Shortages Impact Activities and Resident Engagement
Operations Best Practices
How Staffing Shortages Impact Activities and Resident Engagement
Sep 4, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Staffing shortages are a challenge that skilled nursing operators will need to approach strategically. Read on to learn about how staffing shortages impact activities and resident engagement.

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How a Resident Experience Platform can Support Resident Engagement During a Staffing Shortage How a Resident Experience Platform can Support Resident Engagement During a Staffing Shortage
Operations Best Practices
How a Resident Experience Platform can Support Resident Engagement During a Staffing Shortage
Sep 4, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

The right software can play a key role in supporting life enrichment teams during a staffing shortage. Learn how a resident experience platform can help teams get the most out of their existing resources!

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Halloween Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesHalloween Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
Halloween Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Sep 1, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

These frightfully delightful Halloween activity ideas for seniors will help you celebrate one of our favorite holidays with the residents in your community.

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10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Recreation Manager10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Recreation Manager
Operations Best Practices
10 Steps to Becoming a Successful Recreation Manager
Aug 31, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Discover 10 steps on how to be a successful recreation manager in senior living, which include creating connections, tailoring activities, and enriching lives for a vibrant community.

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How the Environment Impacts Senior Living Residents, and what Operators can do to create a positive environment How the Environment Impacts Senior Living Residents, and what Operators can do to create a positive environment
Operations Best Practices
How the Environment Impacts Senior Living Residents, and what Operators can do to create a positive environment
Aug 24, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In this blog post, we explore some of the ways that the environment within senior living communities can positively influence the lives of older adults, backed by scientific evidence.

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Rethinking Environmental Wellness: The Benefits of Cleaning and Caring for Your Senior Living EnvironmentRethinking Environmental Wellness: The Benefits of Cleaning and Caring for Your Senior Living Environment
Health
Rethinking Environmental Wellness: The Benefits of Cleaning and Caring for Your Senior Living Environment
Aug 14, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Discover why older adults, more than any other age group, can gain many benefits from maintaining a clean and well-cared for living space.

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Environmental Wellness Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities Environmental Wellness Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
Environmental Wellness Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Aug 9, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Environmental wellness is one of the 7 Dimensions of Wellness that contribute to the overall health and well-being of older adults. Try these environmental wellness activities with residents in your senior living community!

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The Cost of Social Isolation to Senior Living OperatorsThe Cost of Social Isolation to Senior Living Operators
Operations Best Practices
The Cost of Social Isolation to Senior Living Operators
Jul 24, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Here are four ways that social isolation is costly for senior living operators — and how a resident experience platform can help.

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Closing the Perception Gap in Senior Living: Why Your Life Enrichment Program is the KeyClosing the Perception Gap in Senior Living: Why Your Life Enrichment Program is the Key
Resident Experience
Closing the Perception Gap in Senior Living: Why Your Life Enrichment Program is the Key
Jul 20, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Learn about why the perception gap exists in senior living and how your community’s life enrichment program may be the key to closing the gap.

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The Real Impact of Life Enrichment: Reducing Loneliness and IsolationThe Real Impact of Life Enrichment: Reducing Loneliness and Isolation
Health
The Real Impact of Life Enrichment: Reducing Loneliness and Isolation
Jul 20, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Explore the impact of loneliness and isolation on health, particularly among older adults, and learn how social connection influences our overall well-being.

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Key Takeaways from Shaping the Future of Senior Care: Life Enrichment Programming for the Next Generation of ResidentsKey Takeaways from Shaping the Future of Senior Care: Life Enrichment Programming for the Next Generation of Residents
Resident Experience
Key Takeaways from Shaping the Future of Senior Care: Life Enrichment Programming for the Next Generation of Residents
Jul 19, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In our recent panel webinar, industry leaders came together to share their predictions for what life enrichment will look like in the future of senior living. Here are the highlights from the conversation!

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How to Avoid the Top 5 F-tags in Long Term CareHow to Avoid the Top 5 F-tags in Long Term Care
Operations Best Practices
How to Avoid the Top 5 F-tags in Long Term Care
Jul 13, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Long term care can face stiff penalties for non-compliance with CMS regulations. This article covers 5 of the most common F-tags and how to avoid them.

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Summer Social Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesSummer Social Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
Summer Social Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Jul 6, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

August is all about socializing. Be it barbeques or boating, if you are short on creative ideas for your community, we have you covered for your August activity planning.

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Break a Sweat: How to Take Your Senior Living Community’s Fitness Program to the Next LevelBreak a Sweat: How to Take Your Senior Living Community’s Fitness Program to the Next Level
Resident Experience
Break a Sweat: How to Take Your Senior Living Community’s Fitness Program to the Next Level
Jun 29, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In this blog, we’ll discuss how to breathe new life back into your senior living community’s fitness program using Welbi and fitness providers.

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Enhancing Person-Centered Care with the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI)Enhancing Person-Centered Care with the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI)
Resident Experience
Enhancing Person-Centered Care with the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory (PELI)
Jun 21, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Are you looking to enhance person-centered care in your senior living community? In this blog, you’ll learn how PELI can support you in delivering personalized resident experiences.

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Enhancing Resident Engagement: Creating Meaningful Moments in Senior Living Communities with the Help of a Resident Experience PlatformEnhancing Resident Engagement: Creating Meaningful Moments in Senior Living Communities with the Help of a Resident Experience Platform
Resident Experience
Enhancing Resident Engagement: Creating Meaningful Moments in Senior Living Communities with the Help of a Resident Experience Platform
Jun 6, 2023
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Explore how life enrichment professionals can promote resident engagement to improve their residents’ quality of life.

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Canada Day & Independence Day Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesCanada Day & Independence Day Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
Canada Day & Independence Day Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Jun 5, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Whether your community is celebrating on July 1st or the Fourth of July, we have activity ideas that will get your residents in the patriotic spirit!

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Getting the Most Out of Your Senior Living SoftwareGetting the Most Out of Your Senior Living Software
Operations Best Practices
Getting the Most Out of Your Senior Living Software
Jun 2, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In this article, we discuss the importance of using integrated software in your community. Learn about how EHRs and resident experience software pair well together.

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How to Become a Power User: Tips & Tricks to Get the Most out of WelbiHow to Become a Power User: Tips & Tricks to Get the Most out of Welbi
Resident Experience
How to Become a Power User: Tips & Tricks to Get the Most out of Welbi
Jun 1, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Learn how to optimize the use of Welbi with tips and tricks from Revera's Regional Manager of Recreation, Caroline Proulx.

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How to Improve the Resident Experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities How to Improve the Resident Experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Resident Experience
How to Improve the Resident Experience in Skilled Nursing Facilities
May 10, 2023
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Resident experience software can be a powerful tool for improving the quality of care in our skilled nursing facilities. Read on to discover some of the key benefits.

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Cognitive Wellness Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesCognitive Wellness Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
Cognitive Wellness Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
May 8, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we're sharing activity ideas that are designed to boost cognitive wellness (one of the 7 dimensions of wellness) for residents in your senior living community.

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How to Prepare for the Silver TsunamiHow to Prepare for the Silver Tsunami
Operations Best Practices
How to Prepare for the Silver Tsunami
Apr 28, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

As the Silver tsunami approaches, skilled nursing facilities need to be prepared to meet the increasing demand for senior care. Here are some steps they can take to get ready.

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How Culinary Services Can Boost Resident Satisfaction and Build Transferable Skills with Life Enrichment TeamsHow Culinary Services Can Boost Resident Satisfaction and Build Transferable Skills with Life Enrichment Teams
Operations Best Practices
How Culinary Services Can Boost Resident Satisfaction and Build Transferable Skills with Life Enrichment Teams
Apr 26, 2023
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Learn how culinary services and life enrichment teams can work together to create a more cohesive and enjoyable experience for residents.

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May Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesMay Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
May Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Apr 6, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

April Showers bring May flowers, so we have some spring-themed activities that will bring flowers, colour, and sunshine into your residents’ lives this month. Read on to learn more!

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The Importance of Engaging all Residents The Importance of Engaging all Residents
Stories
The Importance of Engaging all Residents
Mar 17, 2023
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Holly Mathias
Welbi

Sunridge Gardens understands the importance of forming connections with residents. By using Welbi’s insights on resident engagement, they were able to re-ignite a connection with a resident at risk of isolation.

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How to Leverage Welbi for WellnessHow to Leverage Welbi for Wellness
Resident Experience
How to Leverage Welbi for Wellness
Mar 16, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

It's important to focus on the wellness of the older adult population, especially those living in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. Here are some ways in which Welbi can support wellness.

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Common Mistakes When Developing a QAPI Program and How to Avoid ThemCommon Mistakes When Developing a QAPI Program and How to Avoid Them
Operations Best Practices
Common Mistakes When Developing a QAPI Program and How to Avoid Them
Mar 8, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Developing a QAPI program can be challenging. In this blog, we’ll provide tips for avoiding the most common mistakes that facilities make when developing a QAPI program.

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Four Ways Welbi Can Help Manage a QAPI ProgramFour Ways Welbi Can Help Manage a QAPI Program
Operations Best Practices
Four Ways Welbi Can Help Manage a QAPI Program
Mar 5, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Managing a QAPI (Quality Assurance Performance Improvement) program is challenging, but tools like Welbi can help skilled nursing facilities to develop and implement effective QAPI initiatives.

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Improving Resident Care Through Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)Improving Resident Care Through Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Operations Best Practices
Improving Resident Care Through Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI)
Mar 2, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In this blog, we discuss the benefits of QAPI programs and how senior living operators can implement them to improve resident outcomes.

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April Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesApril Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
April Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Mar 1, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Spring is on its way and what a spring it will be! This month, we have some special Easter and April-themed activities for you that will bring spring into your community!

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How to Improve Resident Experiences by Using Dashboards in Your Senior Living CommunityHow to Improve Resident Experiences by Using Dashboards in Your Senior Living Community
Resident Experience
How to Improve Resident Experiences by Using Dashboards in Your Senior Living Community
Feb 13, 2023
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In this blog, we explain the difference between two common ways of collecting program metrics: reports and dashboards.

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March Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesMarch Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
March Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Feb 8, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

March is full of fun and important holidays! It’s also when we say goodbye to winter and welcome spring. In this blog, we’re sharing some activities that bring spring into your community and give you ways to celebrate those milestone dates!

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February Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesFebruary Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
February Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Jan 12, 2023
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Happy New Year! For this month, we’re sharing more fun games and activities that you can do with residents in your senior living community. Try out a new card game, hold a ring toss tournament, test your memory and more!

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January Activity Ideas for Senior Living CommunitiesJanuary Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Activity Ideas
January Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities
Dec 1, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Start the year this January with activity ideas that make the most of winter activities without braving the cold outdoors.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: December Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: December Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: December Edition
Nov 3, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

The holiday season is upon us! We have some holiday and non-holiday activities that take place in the month of December for you to make the most of this special time of year.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: November Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: November Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: November Edition
Oct 3, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re sharing activities based on holidays and quirky celebrations that take place in the month of November to help you get an early start on your November calendar.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Fall Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Fall Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Fall Edition
Sep 2, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

For this month, we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of October to help you get an early start on your October calendar and celebrate those fun and spooky holidays. 

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How to Encourage Residents in Your Senior Living Community to ExerciseHow to Encourage Residents in Your Senior Living Community to Exercise
Resident Experience
How to Encourage Residents in Your Senior Living Community to Exercise
Aug 22, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Adults aged 65+ should be exercising 30 minutes per day, 5 days a week. Here are ways that you can encourage residents to attend and actively participate in your community’s exercise programs.

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How Exercise Promotes Overall Well-Being for LTC ResidentsHow Exercise Promotes Overall Well-Being for LTC Residents
Resident Experience
How Exercise Promotes Overall Well-Being for LTC Residents
Aug 3, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Older adults are one group that has much to gain from physical activity, especially for those living in long-term care. Did you know that exercise encourages intellectual, social, and emotional health?

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: September Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: September Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: September Edition
Aug 2, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

For this month, we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of September to help you get an early start on your September calendar and celebrate those fun holidays.

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Top 3 Causes of High Turnover in Long Term Care CommunitiesTop 3 Causes of High Turnover in Long Term Care Communities
Operations Best Practices
Top 3 Causes of High Turnover in Long Term Care Communities
Jul 18, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

One of the biggest reasons why the workforce has not kept pace with the demand for LTC is that the industry struggles with staff turnover. Read on to uncover what causes high turnover in LTC and what needs to improve.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: August Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: August Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: August Edition
Jul 6, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

For this month, we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of August to help you get an early start on your August calendar and celebrate those fun summer holidays.

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3 Ways Top Communities Are Addressing Staff Shortages in Long Term Care3 Ways Top Communities Are Addressing Staff Shortages in Long Term Care
Operations Best Practices
3 Ways Top Communities Are Addressing Staff Shortages in Long Term Care
Jul 5, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

The staffing shortage in long term care is a challenge that operators need to approach strategically. Find out more about what some LTC communities are doing to address turnover. 

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: July Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: July Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: July Edition
May 30, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Summer is in full swing! For this month, we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of July, to help you get an early start on your July calendar and celebrate those fun summer holidays.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: June Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: June Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: June Edition
Apr 27, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

For this month we’re sharing activities based on quirky holidays and celebrations that take place in the month of June to help you get an early start on your June calendar.

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5 Strategies Recreation Managers Can Use to Avoid Burnout5 Strategies Recreation Managers Can Use to Avoid Burnout
Resident Experience
5 Strategies Recreation Managers Can Use to Avoid Burnout
Apr 22, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Recreation Managers are continually underfunded, overworked, under appreciated, and undervalued - leading to stress, fatigue, and ultimately burnout. Check out these 5 strategies to cope with burnout.

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Why Senior Living Communities Must Know About the 7 Dimensions of WellnessWhy Senior Living Communities Must Know About the 7 Dimensions of Wellness
Resident Experience
Why Senior Living Communities Must Know About the 7 Dimensions of Wellness
Apr 14, 2022
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Welbi

How can your wellness program meet the ever-growing demands of boomers, the wealthiest and most active generation ever?

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Why Your LTC Community Should Be Focusing More on MDSWhy Your LTC Community Should Be Focusing More on MDS
Operations Best Practices
Why Your LTC Community Should Be Focusing More on MDS
Mar 24, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

MDS (Minimum Dataset) is a requirement in long-term care homes, but many communities do not understand MDS well enough to use it to its full potential. In this article, we take a dive into MDS.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Spring Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Spring Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Spring Edition
Mar 16, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

Sprint is upon us! For the month of April, we’re sharing Easter-themed activities, funny April Fool’s Day activities, and a unique program idea to help your residents get a kickstart on their spring cleaning. 

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Why Loneliness is as Dangerous as 15 Cigarettes a Day for Older AdultsWhy Loneliness is as Dangerous as 15 Cigarettes a Day for Older Adults
Health
Why Loneliness is as Dangerous as 15 Cigarettes a Day for Older Adults
Feb 24, 2022
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Welbi

Loneliness kills. For seniors, loneliness can be as large of a health risk as obesity, smoking, or alcoholism.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: St. Patrick's Day Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: St. Patrick's Day Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: St. Patrick's Day Edition
Feb 15, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re hoping you and your residents have the luck of the Irish as you begin planning for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. Pots of gold, beautiful rainbows, leprechauns, and all the green you can handle!

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Making the Case for Recreation — How APANS is Addressing the Staff Shortage Crisis in LTCMaking the Case for Recreation — How APANS is Addressing the Staff Shortage Crisis in LTC
Operations Best Practices
Making the Case for Recreation — How APANS is Addressing the Staff Shortage Crisis in LTC
Feb 8, 2022
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

In an interview with Welbi head of marketing Terrence Wang, VPs Joe Anne Holloway and Laura Scott share the strategies they’ve used at APANS to continue providing quality resident experiences during the recreation staff shortage. 

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Valentine's Day Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Valentine's Day Edition
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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Valentine's Day Edition
Jan 10, 2022
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re looking ahead to the romantic month of Valentine’s Day! Cards, celebrations, candy hearts, and all the red and pink you can imagine! Celebrate all kinds of love with your residents this holiday season.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: New Year's Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: New Year's Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: New Year's Edition
Dec 16, 2021
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re celebrating the beginning of 2022 with party ideas, reminiscing, reflecting, and more! The start of a new year is a great time for you and your residents to look back and reflect and look ahead to resolutions, goals, and fresh starts.

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10 Benefits of Recreation for Older Adults10 Benefits of Recreation for Older Adults
Resident Experience
10 Benefits of Recreation for Older Adults
Nov 18, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Activity professionals see the amazing difference that recreation makes in the lives of their residents first-hand. Here are our top 10 ways that recreation benefits older adults, as told to us by our Welbi Heroes!

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Holiday Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Holiday Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Holiday Edition
Nov 3, 2021
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

This month, we’re looking ahead to December with holiday activities galore! Elves, Fires, Holiday Movies, and more! What seniors living community doesn’t love getting festive during the holiday season?

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How to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Senior Living CommunitiesHow to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Senior Living Communities
Operations Best Practices
How to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Senior Living Communities
Oct 14, 2021
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Katie Stewart
Welbi

A typical senior living operator with ten communities can save $2.2 million annually by reducing turnover by just 10%. Avoid the high cost and turmoil of staff turnover with these employee retention strategies.

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10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition
Activity Ideas
10 Senior Community Activity Ideas: Remembrance Day Edition
Oct 7, 2021
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Wendy Riopelle
Welbi

Observe Remembrance Day or Veterans Day in your senior living community with these activities. Plus, try some fun aerobic exercises, create amazing artwork, and hold a Minute to Win It tournament with your residents!

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