Nonprofit senior care communities can provide all the benefits you’re looking for in senior care: innovative services, caring staff members and programs that enrich your life. And, they offer something else: nonprofit organizations are built on the idea of putting the people they serve first, ahead of shareholders and profits.
When you choose nonprofit senior care, you’re choosing an organization where your wellbeing is the number one priority. At CMSS, we take our mission as a nonprofit that exists to better the lives of older adults very seriously, and work to enrich residents’ lives through innovative technology, personalized care and unique programs.
Using Technology to Improve Care
As a nonprofit senior care organization, Chicago Methodist Senior Services is always looking for new ways to offer premier care to residents.
We use the latest research and technology to strengthen our services. We recently worked with Embodied Labs’ innovative VR technology to give staff a firsthand look into what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s disease. Being trained with Embodied Labs’ technology gives caregivers at CMSS a sense of understanding that they then apply to their care. For people interested in memory care, CMSS offers both top-notch skilled nursing care for advanced memory loss and memory care assisted living.
Caring Staff Members In Community That Feels Like Home
At a small nonprofit senior care community, staff can get to know residents on a more personal level. At CMSS’s communities, we have a high caregiver-to-resident ratio. Our expert doctors, nurses and CNAs aren’t overwhelmed by the number of residents, so they can quickly address residents’ needs.
People who work at nonprofits often do so because they want to give back. Caregivers at CMSS truly want to make a difference in the lives of those they care for. Through our Good Days program, staff frequently take time to create a special day for residents, based on what they know residents enjoy most. Past Good Days have included everything from a fishing trip to a visit to a Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit.
In addition to residents, staff members benefit from working at a nonprofit senior care community. Research has shown that nurses working in nonprofit senior care organizations are more satisfied with their jobs than nurses in for-profit senior care organizations.
Programs that Enrich Your Life
Nonprofit senior care organizations are often able to focus on tailoring recreational, fitness and therapeutic programs to residents’ unique preferences and needs, instead of just what’s most profitable.
At CMSS, we’re able to invest in programs residents love like:
- Art and music therapy
- Creative art opportunities, from an intergenerational pen pal program to an art history certificate program
- Regular fitness programs
- Outings across Chicago, from the Art Institute of Chicago to seasonal farmers markets
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