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They Do Exist! The Model Memory Care Caregiver How to discover, train and retain! Kelly McCarthy, NHA Corporate Director of Memory Care for Senior Lifestyle
Three objectives for today
1. Interviewing Where is everyone? Who is in the driver seat during the interview? What questions to ask a potential memory care caregiver?
2. Training Best Practices Empathy for the caregivers Value of their role Memorable experience
3. Job Satisfaction and Retention The buck stops here! Are we having fun yet? Are we recognizing and holding all accountable? Are we teachers and students?
A look into the future 2040
79.7 Million people (21%) will be 65 year old or older 14.1 Million of these people will be 85 or older
Nearly tripled from 2011 ARE WE READY? By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimers and related disease may nearly triple, from 5 million to a projected 13.8 million.
We are becoming more creative in our sourcing efforts Internet/social media and networking.
Website Craigslist Facebook/twitter Our referring agencies
What this means to us
There will be more people to care for and potentially less caregivers to care for them We need to be open minded to what the traditional workforce is and where to find these individuals
National Research and My InnerView
PresenterPresentation NotesBack end retention
The Interview What does a supervisor look for in an interview? Does he or she know what to focus on and what not to? These areas are not the end all and be all for our frontline teams.
Who is in the drivers seat? Who is interviewing the memory care team?
Do they know how to interview? What to focus on What not to focus on Do they understand what strengths they need in the team
Fun Facts! Percentage of U.S. adults 18 25 who have at least one tattoo
Percentage of U.S. adults 26 40 who have at least one tattoo 40 %
Remove needs a pulse from the interview process
Look beyond their requirements Look beyond their certificates Look beyond their differences Place yourself in the drivers seat
Ask the questions related to memory care Use their answers as a way to learn if they have the knack Role play a scenario
Their answer does not need to be correct but their response to the answer needs to be open minded
What is his/her understanding of a universal team member Ask them what they like best about being a UTM How about asking them their least favorite
Training Something's never change
Instructor-led training remains one of the most popular training techniques
Cons The success of the class depends on
the instructor Possibility of it not being interactive Scheduling can be a challenge
Pros Personable face to face Discussion Story telling grabs peoples attention Role-play assists with on the job
Best practices in training memory care
1. Alzheimer's and related diseases need empathy 2. Caregivers need to buy in to their contribution in
making a difference 3. A memorable experience with take-a-ways
Job Satisfaction and Retention The buck stops here
Are we having fun yet? Make sure your memory care supervisor is supervising
No power struggle No favoritism The team must see follow-through
Find the time to recognize
Job description and otherwise
Honor your team as teachers and students Allow the caregiver that has the knack to co-inservice
How does your frontline employee see his or her value? Does your company culture give attention
to caregivers value?
Frontline Foundation Owner/CEO
Caregivers Quote I am very happy that we started the Walk with me program!!! It is a great way to get families more involved with our neighborhood!! Our families love it!! I have wonderful families and now we are much closer!! I have started the program with two resident's, one of my resident's daughter said she can't wait to get my phone call's!!! I enjoy giving her updates on her Mother.. She is happier and I am happier that we are giving her Mother a little extra love!!! I LOVE my job and this program makes my day even better!!! Thank you, for letting me spend my day's at Harbour of Monroeville!
A perfect example of feeling valued in the workplace!
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They Do Exist! The Model Memory Care CaregiverHow to discover, train and retain!Kelly McCarthy, NHACorporate Director of Memory Care for Senior LifestyleThree objectives for todaySlide Number 3Slide Number 4Slide Number 5Slide Number 6Slide Number 7TrainingSomething's never changeInstructor-led training remains one of the most popular training techniques Best practices in training memory careJob Satisfaction and RetentionThe buck stops hereAre we having fun yet?How does your frontline employee see his or her value? Does your company culture give attention to caregivers value? Slide Number 14Thank you