Article by  iAdvance Senior Care

“Great staff are essential to quality senior care facilities, so it’s important that facilities show their appreciation for staff to retain their best workers. Providing staff perks can help to keep employees invested in a facility and say “thanks” for all of their hard work, but balancing quality perks with budgets can be a challenge. If you want to improve your staff perks, consider some of these creative options that are accessible at multiple price points.

Paid Time Off and Sick Leave

Paid time off and paid sick leave are valuable perks that can help employees to feel supported both on and off the job. Paid sick leave is particularly important in the caregiving industry, since it encourages employees to stay home when they’re unwell, rather than coming to work and potentially spreading an illness among staff and residents. When employees can enjoy paid time off, they’re more likely to take time off, allowing them to refresh and potentially helping to prevent employee burnout.

Improved Health Insurance

Look for ways that you can bolster the health insurance policies that you offer to your staff. Paying part or all of policy premiums, offering Flexible Spending Accounts, and providing supplemental health insurance options can help to ease financial burden on staff and can also encourage them to seek the health care they need. Other perks, like paid gym memberships, can also help to foster a culture of wellness.”

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