Celebrating the Workforce
Engage Magazine Spring 2022

Celebrating the Workforce: Why Members Love What They Do

Interviews by Melanie Ripley, Vice President of Membership, LeadingAge California What’s the best thing about working in our field? We heard from members from communities in Southern California about what brought them to senior care and services and what they love most about what they do. Jocelyn Alcantar, Director of Human Resources (8 years)Wesley Palms, Read More…

Caregiver Workforce
Engage Magazine Spring 2022

Supporting Our Caregiving Workforce

Chat with Sarah Steenhausen, Deputy Director of Aging Policy, Research and Equity, California Department of Aging Can you talk about why caregivers, paid and unpaid, deserve more recognition for what they do?  That’s an important question – probably the most important question that we are facing today as a state. Caregivers are critical to advancing Read More…

Message from LeadingAge CA President and CEO Jeannee Parker Martin
Engage Magazine Spring 2022

From the CEO: Workforce Solutions

by Jeannee Parker Martin, President and CEO, LeadingAge California There has never been a more important time to consider workforce solutions. We are hit constantly by news about workforce shortages, notwithstanding the impact these shortages have on your communities. In fact, the LeadingAge Center @UMass Boston conducts significant research to help us better understand solutions Read More…

iNSPIRE Project - LeadingAge California
Engage Magazine Winter 2022

Using person-centered technology to nourish mind, body, and soul in skilled nursing

By Amanda Davidson, Grant Manager, LeadingAge California We all know how important it is to practice self-care, especially in times of stress or trauma. Taking care of ourselves means that we are being mindful of our own needs and taking steps to improve our physical and mental health. Self-care can be as simple as taking a Read More…

Employee Assistance Programs
Engage Magazine Winter 2022

The Benefits of EAPs

By Tuan Nguyen, Vice President, Relation Insurance Employee productivity is a vital contributor to the success of any business. At times, employees may be too overwhelmed by personal or behavioral problems to perform at their highest levels. Higher stress can lend itself to higher health risks and more costly health claims. Similarly, psychological problems, substance abuse, Read More…

Older Adults with Dementia
Engage Magazine Winter 2022

The Power of Connection for Persons Living with Dementia

By Kristin Cole, AllyAlign Health. Expert Contributor: Dr. Tina Shenouda, Chief Medical Director, AllyAlign Health Human beings are social creatures. Our connection to others enables us to survive and thrive. People who engage in meaningful, productive activities with others tend to live longer, are happier, and have a sense of purpose. These activities help maintain Read More…