A program that boosts residents’ emotional health and boosts worker morale, all for the cost of an occasional candy bar or birthday card? It’s possible. In this podcast, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News Senior Editor Kim Marselas interviews American Senior Communities’ Janean Kinzie and Alicia Sims about their communities’ CARE Companion Culture program.

Through daily interactions, department heads provide extra psychosocial support and help tell resident stories. Families are happier, residents are safer and staff get a lift – even during the strain of the pandemic. Take a listen – and get a boost yourself – as you learn the who, how, what, when, where and why that make this program successful.