By Mary Hopfner-Thomas / Posted on November 10th, 2015
The LeadingAge Conference last week in Boston was attended by over 8,000 participants! It is one of the largest conference for aging services professionals. The Green House Project team attends every year and also participates as an exhibitor. We enjoyed seeing many of our Green House adopters and friends in long term care.
Enjoy the story below from Dr. Eleanor Barbera of McKnight’s, she visited the Leonard Florence Center for Living Green House homes and has written about The Green House Project in the past.
Despite the diversity of the events I attended during my brief visit to the LeadingAge convention in Boston last week, a theme clearly emerged. The thread that ran through the varied offerings was well-being.
In researcher and consultant Joanne L. Smikle, PhD‘s talk on staff retention, rather than focusing on why employees are leaving, she looked instead at why they stay.
Based on her studies of long-term care organizations, she found that “if the leadership of the organization lacks passion, you will have trouble with retention and commitment.”