#ActivitiesStrong

The Elder Engagement Performance Improvement Tool

The goal of the #Activities Strong initiative is to acknowledge, educate and empower activity and life enrichment professionals in senior living communities. One way Linked Senior has done this is by developing and conducting research on the best ways to provide quality resident engagement. We have now added a new tool to our already robust toolkit. The Elder Engagement Performance Improvement (EEPI) tool is meant to be used as a self-inventory to assess and set goals to improve how Senior Living providers deliver the experience residents want and deserve. It is rooted in research, professional knowledge and unique data gathered through #ActivitiesStrong, Linked Senior surveys and evidence based research. As background, person-centered care incorporates the APIE process: assessing residents, planning programming, implementing programs, and evaluating progress and outcomes. Therefore, the EEPI tool will look at each of these components.

The information gathered will be used to help professionals, like yourself, understand the current state of resident engagement within your organization and where improvements can be made to ensure that activities are a must-have and empirically-proven as clinically necessary. This tool was built with the collaboration of the following amazing individuals and organizations:
This tool was built with the collaboration of the following individuals/organizations:
  • Katy Abbott, PhD, MGS – Miami University, Scripps Gerontology Center
  • Jenn Taylor, PhD, CTRS – University of WI at La Crosse
  • Pei Chun Hsieh, PhD, CTRS – Brock University, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Alisa Tagg, BA, ACC-EDU, CADDCT, DCP, CDCS, Association Director, National Association of Activity Professionals
  • Linked Senior, NAAP and NCCAP

If you complete the contact information, you will be provided your results within 7 days via email. For those who complete the tool before the end of October 2021, there will be FREE, exclusive Linked Senior Resident Engagement Coaching Sessions offered by Dr. Jennifer Stelter in November 2021. The objective is that you will retake this tool over time to see how you have improved. 

Thank you for the work you do, stay #ActivitiesStrong and remember, Old People Are Cool!