Health care providers, including dozens of senior living communities and CCRCs, largely give their employees low marks when it comes to their own health care. As a result, many are starting to implement in-house initiatives to improve their outcomes, with CCRCs largely leading that charge.
Among senior living providers, CCRCs are more likely to have funded positions dedicated to wellness initiatives compared to freestanding independent living, assisted living and long-term care providers, at 30% versus 10%, according to results of a first-of-its-kind survey of employee wellness programs among senior living and hospital providers, launched by Mather Lifeways, LeadingAge, the American Seniors Housing Association and Caring Communities.
CCRCs are also more likely to report employee wellness program participation rates of more than 50% compared to freestanding independent living, assisted living and long term care communities. However, senior living providers reported significantly lower levels of employee participation in wellness programs compared to hospital providers.