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Care for the Caregiver: How Chaplain Services Impact Employee Retention with John Mileson

There is great value for caregiver teams and resident families to experience chaplain care.


People are valuable and it's extraordinary what the professional caregivers in senior living do for residents.

John Mileson

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John Mileson

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Josh Crisp

Owner & CEO Solinity

Josh Crisp is a senior living executive with more than 15 years of experience in development, construction, and management of senior living communities across the southeast.

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Lucas McCurdy

Owner & Founder The Bridge Group Construction

Lucas McCurdy is the founder of The Bridge Group Construction based in Dallas, Texas. Widely known as “The Senior Living Fan”.

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That unique relationship opens up a connection so that the team members have someone that they can trust with these things that are most significant in their lives and most significant in their work.

Quick Overview of the Podcast

There is great value for caregiver teams and resident families to experience chaplain care. John Mileson, Executive Director of Senior Living Chaplains, shares insights into the power of genuine compassion and the impact on employee retention.  

OnShift’s 3rd Annual 360 Workforce Survey conducted in the Fall of 2021 presented key insights from their 2,000 respondents, including:

79% said staffing shortages was the #1 workforce challenge

79% cited staff burnout as the top personal challenge facing caregivers and hourly team members.

83% said that Employee Engagement and Retention was a High Priority for 2022.

Listen to OnShift CEO Mark Woodka discuss the survey.

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Sponsored by Accushield, Connected Living, Hamilton CapTel, Enquire, LTC REIT, OneDay, Meridian Capital, iN2L, Solinity, and The Bridge Group Construction.

Meet the Hosts:

Lucas McCurdy, @SeniorLivingFan Owner, The Bridge Group Construction; Senior Living Construction Renovation - CapEx - Reposition  

Joshua Crisp, Founder and CEO, Solinity; Senior Living Development - Management - Consulting - Marketing

Produced by Solinity Marketing.

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