In the News | December 15, 2020
Jill Vitale-Aussem, President & CEO at Christian Living Communities, recently appeared on the Glowing Older podcast where she discussed her new book Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: a Mindshift.
In the podcast Jill talks about how tackling ageism and ableism is the first step to making a lasting change in senior living communities. The old-fashioned hospitality way of thinking is actually hurting residents instead of helping them. Living in a carefree 5-star resort-type community is hurting the residents and not allowing them to live a long and healthy life. It is important to not do everything for the resident and instead let the resident take charge of what they still can do and create a purpose for themselves in the community.
Creating change in a community has to be incorporated in every department. The residents need to get outdoors, get involved and find a sense of purpose in their community. We need to create a balanced approach to risk management to allow the resident to live and not treat them like they are wrapped up in bubble wrap for the remainder of their lives. It is time to change the model of care that we offer residents in senior living communities to give them a life worth living.
LISTEN to the Glowing Older Podcast here: https://www.glowingolder.com/listen/jill-vitale-aussem
"I made some good friends after moving to Clermont Park. My family loves it. They have also met a lot of good people here."
"Clermont Park is a great place to live. You can participate as much or as little as you want in community activities. You can meet as many people as you like, and they are generally open, so I’ve made a lot of friends in the short time I’ve been here. "