Long-Term Care

New webcast! Activities in Assisted Living

MDS 3.0 Insider, February 12, 2016

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern

Presented by:
Jillian Thomas
Engaged and active residents create a proud community with quality care, happy residents and happy staff, and an improved bottom line. This webcast will detail strategies to overcome activity programming challenges, such as discouraged staff, disengaged residents, and burnout.

This program will assist activity coordinators to create strong and enduring activities programs that motivate residents to participate. Expert Jillian Thomas RCFE-Certified, CDP, will share methods to reduce time spent searching for new activities and will review how to design resident-driven activities program, how to reduce the risk of having disengaged employees and residents to improve census and patient care and quality, and satisfaction scores.

At the end of the program, you (participants) will be able to:

  • Implement a plan for cross-training your frontline staff
  • Provide residents a sense of purpose.
  • Identify the restrictions placed on residents prematurely.
  • Implement strategies to cultivate a resident-engaged culture


  • Teach staff the proper approach to resident engagement
  • Reduce unproductive time
  • Tips to keep employees and residents busy in between activity of daily living (ADL) care
  • Boost satisfaction scores
  • Discuss the need for residents to have a sense of purpose in their home (your community) and how that turns into satisfied residents and families
  • Reduce Burnout
  • Learn how to make activity planning fun and beneficial for the staff as well
  • Embrace change
  • Change your prospective on what is possible for your community and your residents
  • Live Q&A

Jillian Thomas acts as Director of Assisted Living Operations for Covenant Retirement Communities. In this position, she is responsible for the coordination and operational oversight of CRC’s assisted living & memory care programs within its 13 retirement communities nationwide.

Thomas has more than 10 years of health care and management experience in the senior housing industry. Prior to joining CRC, she began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and achieved the Executive Director role within a 80 bed Assisted Living and Memory Care, multi-building community in northern Illinois, in 2005.

She is a dementia practitioner, and holds a certification in assisted living Administration in Wisconsin and RCFE Certification in California. Thomas is also a member of the Leading Age Illinois Assisted Living Cabinet, and is certified as a support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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