Resident Engagement Index Score (REIS)

The goal of the #ActivitiesStrong Initiative is to acknowledge, educate and empower activity and life enrichment professionals in senior living. To advance the field, this REIS tool helps the industry measure and manage its resident engagement strategies. It is meant to be used as a self-inventory to assess and set goals to improve the experience residents want and deserve. It is rooted in research, professional knowledge and unique data gathered through Linked Senior surveys in 2019 and 2020. Each data point is informed by an average of 800 responses. It is our goal to improve this tool and we welcome any questions or feedback.
Thank you for the work you do, stay #ActivitiesStrong and remember, Old People Are Cool!

This tool was built with the collaboration of the following individuals/organizations:

  • Dr Katy Abbott – Miami University – Sociology & Gerontology
  • Pamela Gauci – Professor – George Brown College – Activation Coordinator/Gerontology
  • Dr Jenn Taylor, Ph.D., CTRS – University of WI at La Crosse
  • Dr Kimberly Van Haitsma PhD. Associate Professor, Director of PPCLSC – Penn State College of Nursing
  • Linked Senior
  • NAAP

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