3 Steps to Improving Your Resident Experience
It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to improving resident experience in your senior living communities. After all, there’s no unit of measurement that can quickly tell you how enriching an experience is. Wellness is subjective, but you need objective data to make informed decisions and lead your community to success. So how can you implement a strategic plan to improve resident experience in your communities? Here are 3 concrete steps to take. Read more →
5 Ways to Save Time as an Activity Director
Activity directors are some of the hardest working people in senior living. Every day, they bring their dedication and creativity to the task of promoting wellness in their communities. But when you’re juggling multiple roles and stacks of paperwork on top of delivering quality resident experiences, it can feel like there’s just not enough time to do it all. To help, we’ve come up with a list of 5 ways activity directors can save time — and we’ve kept it short to fit your busy schedule.Read more →
How Technology is Transforming Senior Living in the Age of COVID-19
Technology usage among seniors sky-rocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Older adults are learning to embrace new devices, but can the industry keep up with these tech-savvy seniors?
For many operators in the senior living industry, the pandemic was the push they needed to enter the digital age. Now, there's no going back. Here's a look at how technology is transforming the senior living industry in the age of COVID-19.Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas to Kick Off the Summer
Summer is here! After spending months in isolation, you and your residents deserve some fun in the sun. We've made a list of activities to get your residents outside to soak up the sunshine, as well as some summer-inspired activities to bring the outdoors to them when going out isn’t an option. As the world returns to almost-normal, we’ve made this list a mix of one-on-one and group activities to suit your residents’ needs.
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How to Increase Resident Engagement in your Senior Living Community
We know that activity directors work tirelessly to provide excellent resident experience within their communities. We also know that experiencing a drop in engagement can be incredibly frustrating and discouraging. With ever-changing resident needs, it’s normal to see some fluctuation in engagement. But, staying on top of these changes will ensure that your programming is creating a positive impact and protecting your residents from the dangers of social isolation. Here are five tips to increase your resident engagement and sustain it long-term. Read more →
The Six Components of an Excellent Senior Living Wellness Program
Wellness consists of multiple dimensions, seven to be exact. Emotional, environmental, intellectual, physical, professional, social, and spiritual dimensions make up a person’s wellbeing and they must all be addressed within a senior living community’s wellness program. So, what makes an excellent wellness program? They have six things in common.
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One-On-One Activity Ideas for Senior Living Communities During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 10
As the world begins to return to normal, we understand that many communities are still taking precautions to reduce the risks of COVID-19 with one-on-one activities. To help, here is another installment of our activity idea series for your community, featuring only one-on-one ideas activities. From discovering the world virtually to indoor gardening, we hope these ten activity ideas for senior communities during COVID-19 quarantines inspire you.Read more →
How to Cope with Activity Director Burnout in Senior Living Communities
The role of an Activity Professional is essential to a senior living community. They work hard every day to promote health and happiness for residents in the community. Unfortunately, they are often undervalued and underappreciated despite a recent shift towards wellness in the industry. Due to these factors, burnout can occur for those in Activity Professional positions. Check out these 5 tips to combat it. Activity Directors, especially during COVID-19, can experience burnout, a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Read more →
Reasons to Invest in Your Senior Living Community's Life Enrichment Program
Senior living communities’ life enrichment programs are often seen as cost drivers in the context of revenue calculations. This mindset can have damaging effects on the long-term profitability of your organization and the health of your residents. Life enrichment programs should be seen as a great opportunity to improve the overall operation of your community(ies) and should be invested in accordingly!Read more →
The Seven Dimensions of Wellness and How to Apply Them to Your Senior Living Programming
Wellness programs used to be a competitive advantage for senior living communities. Now they are table stakes. Boomers are the wealthiest and most active generation ever. As they start to consider moving to a senior community in the years to come, they will be seeking diverse programming matching their needs and interests. And they will be willing to pay a premium for a high-quality wellness program.
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Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors Part 2
Amazing accomplishments do not discriminate by age! Older adults across the globe are showing off their skills and setting amazing records. These older adults demonstrate perseverance and serve as an example to all that it is never too late to accomplish your goals. Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Valentine's Day Edition!
Roses are red, violets are blue, here are some activity ideas for you! As Valentine's Day approaches, let's spread the love while limiting the spread of COVID-19. Get your community into the loving spirit with these 10 Valentine's Day themed activities.Read more →
10 Reasons Why Activity Professionals are the Heart of Senior Living Communities
The Welbi team is incredibly grateful for activity professionals who keep our older adults, engaged and fulfilled. It is no secret that active aging leads to better health and longer lives and activity professionals are an integral part of providing this for members of their communities. Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 8
As we begin a new year, it is as important as ever to ensure your residents remain safe while reducing the dangers of prolonged social isolation. To help, here is another installment of our activity idea series for your community.Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Christmas Edition!
The Christmas season is here and we’ve got a new round of cheer! Get your community into the holiday spirit with these 10 Saint-Nicholas-themed activities for your residents this year. Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Holiday Edition!
The holiday season is here and we’ve got a new round of cheer! Get your community into the holiday spirit with these 10 holiday-themed activities for residents of all backgrounds. Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 5
Senior communities are still working night and day to keep their residents safe throughout these challenging COVID-19 times. To help keep your residents healthy, active, and engaged, we are working hard to continue to provide you with ideas, programs, and activities to ensure your residents’ spirits remain high.Read more →
Contact Tracing; Integral in Outbreak Management
Within a senior living community, the faster we can identify close or high risk contacts, the more impactful our actions are to mitigate risk. With just one click using the Welbi contact tracing solution, you can instantly identify who has been in close contact with a resident or staff member during a defined period of time.Read more →
Have Some Fun with Your Mask During COVID-19
Face masks are one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from catching and spreading coronavirus. But they don’t have to be plain — in fact, a well-crafted face mask can be a great statement piece and a fun activity for your residents.Read more →
6 Thanksgiving Activities for Your Senior Living Community
The holiday season is upon us and brings with it numerous opportunities for turning typical days at your community into seasonal experiences. Treat October in Canada as a month-long Thanksgiving celebration with regular themed activities scattered throughout.Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 4
As the pandemic continues, Welbi has compiled more activities you can try out during these challenging times. Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines: Part 3
Keeping the spirits high and positive are essential right now, for both residents and your activity teams. Here are some fresh ideas and activities being used right now in senior communities.Read more →
Senior Activity Ideas During COVID-19: Easter Edition!
Easter may be an emotional time for everyone, as families and loved ones spend time apart. Here are some holiday themed activities to connect and engage with seniors. Read more →
Senior Community Activity Ideas During COVID-19 Quarantines
We know it’s challenging with residents cut off from friends & families. Here is a list of different activities you can put in place, that still engage your older adults on a daily basis.Read more →
7 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss in Old Age
Memory loss is a common factor that affects older adults. Although there is no way to completely prevent it, there are certain factors that can help.Read more →
5 Ways that Artificial Intelligence Will Impact the Senior Living Industry
Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize the senior living industry, and in doing so help to manage the upcoming demand.Read more →
How Can Underweight Seniors Achieve a Healthy Weight?
While the consequences can be serious, if you or a family member is underweight or at risk of becoming so, there are steps that can be taken to prevent this.Read more →
How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 2)
Do you know how your body will be affected by age? Nearly every part of the body is affected by age-related changes in some way, shape, or form.Read more →
How Does Your Body Change as You Age? (Part 1)
As we age, we experience a variety of changes throughout our bodies. This article will touch on some of these common age-related changes.Read more →
5 Misconceptions About Aging
There are a lot of stereotypes that are associated with getting older. Here are 5 misconceptions about aging, and the truths behind the stereotypes.Read more →
4 Ways that Caregiving Affects Physical and Mental Health
Caregiving is hard work. While many caregivers feel that it can be a rewarding experience, caregiving can affect physical and mental health.Read more →
Healthy Eating Habits for Diabetics
While diabetes can’t be cured, it can be controlled and maintained with proper lifestyle habits. By eating a proper diet, exercising regularly, and regularly monitoring blood sugar levels people affected by diabetes can keep their levels in an acceptable target range.Read more →
How Can You Prevent Age-Related Muscle Loss?
As people get older, it’s common to experience a decrease in muscle mass. The progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass is called sarcopenia.Read more →
6 Ways That Seniors Can Stay Safe and Warm This Winter
The cold, dry air can cause discomfort, and ice and snow can cause slips and falls. Stay warm and secure during the winter months and avoid any risks by following our winter safety tips. Read more →
5 Dental Health Tips for Older Adults
Dental health is extremely important for older adults. It’s estimated that 93% of seniors aged 65 and older have had tooth decay or cavities.Read more →
5 Ways to Make Your Home More Senior-Friendly
There are a variety of modifications that can be made in and around the home to eliminate potential fall risks and make life easier for seniors as they age and their needs change.Read more →
What Should You Do If You Have High Blood Pressure?
If you have high blood pressure or are at risk of developing it, there are lifestyle choices that can be made to help lower it.Read more →
What's the Difference between Dementia and Alzheimer's?
Do you know what the difference is between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Are they the same thing, or are they completely different?Read more →
10 Best Heart-Healthy Foods
A healthy diet can help lower the body’s cholesterol levels and keep arteries relaxed, which keeps the heart healthy and prevents problems.Read more →
7 Useful Apps for Caregivers
Here’s our handy list of useful smartphone apps for caregivers. All are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.Read more →
How High Blood Affects Your Body
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is often called “the silent killer”, and for good reason. Learn the dangers and take a proactive approach to your health.Read more →
6 Ways That Older Adults Can Stay Active This Winter
Don't let the cold weather prevent you from maintaining your healthy habits. Here are 6 ways that older adults can continue staying active this winter.Read more →
7 Tips for New Family Caregivers
Providing care for a loved one can be overwhelming, especially if it's your first time. Find out 7 essential tips you need to know as a first time caregiver.Read more →
What Happens to Your Body and Mind When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?
Are you getting enough sleep? Lack of sleep can have a variety of negative side effects on the body and mind in both the short-term and the long-term.Read more →
6 Ways Physical Activity Helps Older Adults Live Longer and Healthier
Exercise is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for older adults. Here are 6 ways that it can help you live longer and healthier.Read more →
5 Essential Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers
Long-distance caregiving comes with its own set of unique challenges. With these essential tips, it’s possible to be a great caregiver without living nearby.Read more →
5 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp While Aging
Approximately one in ten people over the age of 65 has Alzheimer's Disease. Learn how you can prevent this from happening to you by follow these tips.Read more →
Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: The Benefits of Mindfulness for Caregivers
If you aren't healthy, how can you expect to take care of a loved one? As a caregiver, you must always remember to put your oxygen mask on first.Read more →
How to Maintain Proper Nutrition as an Older Adult
Keeping a balanced diet that meets all the recommended nutritional criteria may sound daunting at first, but it’s a lot easier than it sounds.Read more →
How Should We Deal with Senior Loneliness and Isolation?
How should we react when our senior citizens are literally dying from loneliness? Welbi explores what government, senior organizations & family can do to help.Read more →
5 Health Benefits of Wearable Tech
Did you ever think that you would be able use your watch to track how many calories you’re burning or how well you’re sleeping? With wearable technology, these once futuristic-sounding features are now a reality, and they come with considerable health benefits.Read more →
The Dangers of Senior Loneliness and Isolation
Loneliness kills. For seniors, loneliness can be as large of a health risk as obesity, smoking, or alcoholism.Read more →
Healthy Sleep Habits for Seniors
As people get older, their sleep habits and needs change. If you or a loved one is having problems getting restful sleep, some of these tips may be beneficial.Read more →
Millennial Caregivers: An Emerging Generation
When you think about millennials, what comes to mind? What if we told you that 25% of Canadian caregivers are under the age of 30?Read more →
What Happens When Caregiving Conflicts with Career?
For caregivers, balancing career responsibilities with caregiving duties is no easy task. Welbi provides tips on how to manage and confront your boss.Read more →
10 Amazing Accomplishments by Seniors
Amazing accomplishments aren’t just for young people. Take a look at some incredible seniors who are breaking records and achieving lifelong dreams!Read more →
Technology is Making It Easier and More Affordable for Seniors to Live at Home
Caring for seniors can be challenging and costly, which can take a toll on caregivers and relatives alike. Luckily, technology is changing that.Read more →
Taking Care of Your Loved One’s Emotional Health
When a loved one becomes ill, we tend to only ask them questions about how they are doing physically. We ask them if they feel weak, tired, in pain; but, often.Read more →
How My Grandfather's Passing Inspired Me to Help Reduce Social Isolation in Retirement Communities
Welbi was developed to help families like mine gain better visibility into their loved ones' lives in retirement communities. This is my story.Read more →
5 Tips For Dealing With Caregiver Burnout
When your focus is your loved one’s care, you may start feeling overwhelmed and forget to look after your health. Here are some tips for dealing with burnout.Read more →