Senior living community culture is the collection of values, beliefs, ethics, and attitudes that characterize a community and guide practices. Community culture influences everything from staff behavior to older adults’ ways of living. Michele Holleran, founder and CEO of Holleran Community Engagement Research and Consulting, suggests that “creating a campus where both employees and residents feel they have meaning and purpose” is one of the key factors of creating a healthy culture in an older adult community. At Summer’s Landing, we have a strong community culture that allows our residents to enjoy quality all-inclusive care. Learn more about our senior living community by contacting us online or calling us at 850.265.9829 today.
What You Should Know About Senior Living Community Culture
Culture traverses boundaries of age and title. A healthy culture will ensure that people model the organization’s values, and that, if disagreements arise, there are fair solution tactics in place. When residents feel cherished and valued, chances are that staff will also feel respected and valued. In addition, a culture of care and engagement leads to less employee turnover. Cultural values are incredibly vital to the well-being of older adults.
Communication modes, the physical environment, and the level of day-to-day engagement people feel are some of the factors that affect senior living culture. At its core, culture begins with a sound vision and aligned functional approach.
The Importance of a Healthy Culture in a Senior Living Community
A healthy and positive culture can result in more fulfilled residents and more satisfied team members. Communities can unite with management organizations whose values are folded into their DNA — from the way staff interact with residents and their families, to opportunities for employee mentorship and support, to the messaging and language within marketing communications. A healthy culture will be evident within each of these aspects of community management and will help distinguish the way the entire community operates.
Communities for older adults must be made a priority for society. Taking care of seniors is an important part of our culture. At Summer’s Landing, the health and well-being of our residents are our highest priorities.
If the management models a positive attitude and inclusivity, then those traits are often cherished and carried down through the ranks and felt among both team members and seniors in the community. When there’s a healthy sense of direction and a reliable vision behind the system, communities tend to be more in sync.
Mutual Respect Promotes a Better Senior Living Environment
In a senior living scenario, mutual respect helps to build more cohesive bonds. That’s why we’ve structured our senior living community at Summer’s Landing to foster an atmosphere of kindness, harmony, and love. Compassion brings happiness not only to residents but to their loved ones as well. We believe that if you’re compassionate about something and you’re driven and focused, you can pretty much do anything you want in life.
Learn More About Summer’s Landing Senior Living Community Culture and Programming
With 30+ years of experience serving the seniors in our community, Summer’s Landing knows how important it is to have the right blend of independence and reliable assistance. When you get to know more about us, you will discover that our pristine and comfortable homes and community are a perfect balance. We make this possible through a helpful team that’s ready to help residents around the clock.
Our low employee turnover rate means that residents can get to know our staff and build real relationships with them. Ours is a close-knit community of active and independent seniors living their best life. Reach us online today or call at 850.265.9829 to learn more about our senior living community and programs.