There’s been a buzz of activity at our Homes and Villages over the last six months as staff continue to demonstrate our signature behaviours every day.
It’s been more than a year since Christadelphian Aged Care embarked on a journey to create an intentional culture across all our Homes and Villages.
Within that time staff have begun to embrace the program and work to actively promote our four “signature behaviours” in the workplace every day.
CAC took the step to create an intentional culture with our staff to improve our already high standard of care delivery and make our organisation a happy and motivating place to live and work.
Throughout the last six months, Advocates at each of our Homes have organised activities to help everyone make the signature behaviours second nature.
These have included colour days, morning teas, charity fundraisers, photo shoots and games involving the residents.
Colour days are where staff and residents dress up in one of the four colours that represent a particular signature behaviour. They are encouraged to hand out “You’ve Been Spotted” cards and butterfly stickers to their colleagues when they see them demonstrating the desired behaviours.
Staff from Corporate Services also spent time at a number of our Homes helping out with activities to get a taste of what our care staff do every day.
We also began to focus on occupancy as a business measure, with the understanding that every staff member can contribute to increasing the number of residents we care for by creating a welcoming and enjoyable living and working environment.
The momentum that has been created is sure to continue in the second half of the year as we all work to live “The CAC Way” every day.