Operations Best Practices

How to Prepare for the Silver Tsunami

April 28, 2023

The Silver Tsunami is coming, and skilled nursing facilities need to be ready. As the Baby Boomer generation ages, the demand for senior care will continue to rise. Skilled nursing facilities will play a crucial role in meeting that demand. Here are some steps they can take to prepare for the future.

  1. Evaluate your current operations

Take a look at your current operations and assess what's working and what's not. Identify any areas that need improvement and make a plan to address them. This might include upgrading your technology, improving staff training and development, or investing in new equipment.

  1. Increase staff training and development

Skilled nursing facilities will need to hire and retain quality staff to meet the growing demand for senior care. One way to do this is by offering ongoing training and development opportunities to your staff. This can help improve staff retention rates and ensure that your team is equipped to provide high-quality care to your residents.

  1. Focus on resident-centered care

As the demand for senior care increases, it's more important than ever to focus on resident-centered care. This means putting the needs and preferences of your residents first and ensuring that they have a voice in their care. By doing so, you can improve resident satisfaction and build a reputation as a facility that puts people first. The Welbi platform’s resident data and insights help teams ensure they are offering person-centered care even as their resident population increases.

  1. Embrace technology

Technology can help skilled nursing facilities improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance the quality of care they provide. Consider investing in technology that can help you manage resident care, track engagement levels, and improve communication between staff members. A resident experience platform such as Welbi can help your teams provide quality care to an even greater number of residents. 

  1. Build relationships with community partners

Skilled nursing facilities can't do it alone. Building strong relationships with community partners, such as hospitals, physicians, and home health agencies, can help you provide better care to your residents and ensure that they have access to the services they need.

Katie Stewart

Katie is a member of Welbi’s Customer Experience team! She has a background in communications and recreation and is passionate about older adults, exercise, coffee and people.

Holly Mathias

Holly is a member of Welbi’s Marketing team! She has a background in communications and marketing, and is a compassionate individual who loves team work, story telling, and wellness.

Wendy Riopelle

Wendy is a student in the Honours BA in English program at the University of Ottawa, where she has won numerous awards for her writing.

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