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Celebrating the Patients and Caregivers this National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

Elderly senior person or grandparent's hands with red heart  in support of nursing family caregiver for national hospice palliative care and family caregivers month concept

Hospice care is about providing an essential service that ensures terminally ill loved ones are properly and compassionately cared for as they approach the end of their lives. Palliative carefocuses on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. In both cases, the goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family.

As November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, the team at Bridges, our hospice in South Jersey, would like to raise awareness about these services — and the importance of reaching out for compassionate end-of-life care when it becomes necessary.

We’re also taking this month as an opportunity to celebrate the lives of the residents we care for and the dedicated staff who put all their efforts into ensuring the comfort and dignity of those in their care.

Get to Know What Hospice Care is All About 

Each year, around 1.4 million people with life-limiting illnesses receive and benefit from hospice care in the USA. Whether provided at home, in a hospice, assisted living facility or hospital, this care service focuses on symptom and pain management, psychosocial support and emotional support for patients and their loved ones.

This is critical during the last six months of life, when health conditions are no longer curable or treatable, ensuring that terminally ill loved ones have the best quality care and support they need during this journey — and guaranteeing that friends and family spend as much quality time with them as possible in pleasant, comfortable surroundings.

Each patient will have a professional interdisciplinary team dedicated to delivering care tailored to their specific needs and health conditions. This includes doctors and nurses as well as therapists, wellness specialists and more.

In many high-quality hospice communities, residents have private apartments and may to bring many of the comforts of home with them. In most settings, families are well-accommodated and encouraged to spend time — including meals — with their loved ones. There are also spiritual and emotional support structures available for families and loved ones to help them through this time.

Is Our Hospice Neighborhood in South Jersey the Right Choice for Your Senior Loved One? Speak to Our Team Today 

At The Shores, a part of the well-known United Methodist Communities non-profit organization in New Jersey, we offer compassionate, professional hospice care in the Jersey Shore area called Bridges. It focuses on creating a nurturing and comforting environment for residents and their loved ones through customized care programs and compassionate support. To find out more about our hospice in the Jersey Shore area, please visit our website at https://theshores.umcommunities.org/hospice-care-nj/ or contact us today and organize your visit.

Original content posted on https://umcommunities.org/blog/celebrating-the-patients-and-caregivers-this-national-hospice-and-palliative-care-month/

 

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How to Recruit the Best Hires for the Senior Living Field

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The senior living field is a growing, vibrant space, so it’s no surprise that top providers are racing to recruit skilled staff members to form a part of their team! Here are some tips from our assisted living team in Gloucester County on how to attract top talent to your facility:

  • Look outside your industry. Organizations in the senior living field tend to look only within the industry when recruiting — but this means looking at a very limited pool. By turning to adjacent industries and providing that little bit of extra training, you’re able to access a much wider pool of talent. Also, by spending time and investing in your recruit, you’re building a stronger, more loyal relationship.
  • Tap into newcomers. While work experience is always a good thing, there’s a lot to be said for approaching local training organizations and getting the pick of new recruits. By providing your own on-the-job training and balancing this staff intake with seasoned industry specialists, you get the best of both worlds — experience and enthusiasm. Your new recruits will be ready to prove themselves and happy to put in the work needed to gain that essential experience.
  • Go online. These days no business can afford NOT to be online – and it’s important that your organization isn’t merely paying digital lip service either. Your website should be functional, look great and represent your brand – and it should be accompanied by a well-managed social media presence. LinkedIn is a great platform for professional recruitment, while Facebook gives your brand the chance to really express its values and character to attract vibrant new hires.
  • Change the focus of your interviews. The senior living field has changed a lot in the last decade or so, making it almost unrecognizable to the facilities of the past — and interviews need to take this into account. In addition to skill requirements, put a focus on finding hires who have high emotional intelligence, who fit into your workplace culture and would be a good fit with residents.

Instead of asking them where they see themselves in five years, ask them to share a story about why this industry is so important to them. A passion for caregiving and senior wellbeing is key!

Assisted Living in Gloucester County – Discover a Community Focused on Senior Wellbeing 

Pitman is an assisted living community in Gloucester County, NJ, offering high quality assisted living services in a comfortable, well-supported and beautiful environment. As part of the United Methodist Communities network, we also offer rehabilitation, access to therapists, hospice care, respite care and memory care and support services. We welcome seniors from all faith backgrounds.

The team at Pitman is united by their tremendous sense of satisfaction in caring for, and having relationships with active, vibrant seniors. Our assisted living community offers associates an environment which upholds our faith-based, non-profit mission as the framework for everything they do, creating a supportive and focused environment. Our team also lives “the abundant life” we offer our residents by having a true sense of purpose when they come to work every day.

To find out more about career opportunities at any of the four full-service United Methodist Communities or our assisted living community, please visit our website at https://pitman.umcommunities.org/ contact us today or book a personal tour.

Original content posted on https://umcommunities.org/blog/how-to-recruit-the-best-hires-for-the-senior-living-field/

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5 Ways to Use Digital Marketing to Attract New Hires in the Senior Living Industry

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The internet is a powerful hub for building a brand, promoting products and services, and even recruiting new staff. This makes it an invaluable space for the senior living field, which has undergone a transformation in terms of the lifestyle and services offered.

No longer are senior and assisted living facilities the clinical places they so often were in the past — instead, the field is booming, filled with warm, supportive communities that promote healthy, independent and fulfilling lifestyles designed to help people fully enjoy their retirement years.

With this ground-upward transformation, senior living communities see the value of digital marketing and make use of these affordable and effective tools to communicate their messages of care, compassion and vitality. Not only is this brand-building changing public perception of what the senior living field is all about — it’s also attracting associates who are as passionate and enthusiastic about senior services as we are!

How to Use the Power of Digital Marketing to Attract New Hires 

Your potential new hires are online sharing their ideas and interests. Here are five ways the senior living industry is helping them connect their careers with their passion:

  1. Search engine optimization uses keywords that people type into Google when they are seeking information on a topic or service. Having an SEO plan helps senior living communities get spotted by potential new hires.
  2. Organic advertising. These campaigns actively target prospects through an analysis of their geographic location and online behavior to ensure that it only reaches people who are directly interested in the services offered.
  3. Pay Per Click advertising does incur an expense, but it does ensure that your online advertisements reach a wide range of people.
  4. This is a great way to share your brand and attract potential hires who share your values and mission. Use it to showcase your events, staff, activities and residents and show day-to-day life in your community.
  5. Blogging builds your brand and shares more detailed insights into your services and community. It keeps your website fresh, gives you lots of content to post onto social media, attracts new hires by boosting your visibility and shows people what you’re looking for in staff.

 

Assisted Living in Gloucester County – A Life of Community, Support, Compassion, and Independence! 

Assisted living in Pitman NJ offers high quality assisted living services in a comfortable, well-supported and beautiful environment. As part of the United Methodist Communities network, we also offer rehabilitation, access to therapists, hospice care, respite care and memory care and support services. We welcome seniors from all faith backgrounds.

The team at Pitman is united by their tremendous sense of satisfaction in caring for, and having relationships with active, vibrant seniors. Our assisted living community offers associates a setting which upholds spirituality and our non-profit mission as the framework for everything we do, creating a supportive and focused environment. Our team also lives “the abundant life” we offer our residents by having a true sense of purpose when they come to work every day.

To find out more about career opportunities at any of the four full-service United Methodist Communities or our assisted living community, please visit our website at https://pitman.umcommunities.org/, contact us today or book a personal tour.

Original content posted on https://umcommunities.org/blog/5-ways-to-use-digital-marketing-to-attract-new-hires-in-the-senior-living-industry/

 

 

 

 

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