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The Allure Group Newsletter

Yom Tov, Wishing You An Easy Fast

From everyone at The Allure Group, to those celebrating Yom Kippur this week, we wish you an easy fast.

G’mar chatima tova, “May you be sealed in the Book of Life.”

Brooklyn Unity Health and Resources Fair

Hamilton Park is home to seniors from all around the world, and our famous Longevity Garden provides services that meet the unique needs of our Chinese population.

We were so honored to participate in and support the Brooklyn Unity Health and Resources Fair and help spread awareness in such a FUN and fabulous way!

Environmental Services And Housekeeping Week

Our housekeeping team keeps our centers sparkling, safe, and clean. We were able to honor and celebrate our Linden and Harlem housekeeping teams this month and let them know how much we appreciate them and all that they do for The Allure Group.

Supporting Senior Caregivers: Yes, Help is Available

From our COO Melissa Powell this month in Healthcare Business Today, she writes,

“It’s no secret that our population is aging; data from the 2020 U.S. Census shows that by 2030, all Baby Boomers—defined as those born between 1946 and 1964—will be at least 65. And as they continue to age, it will shape not only public policy but personal need.

Caring for older family members—whether they are aging in place at home, or living in a care facility—is a difficult and exhausting job. Dr. Grace Whiting, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Caregivers, is concerned about the increasing need for caregiving and health services for people over age 65.

President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill was designed to increase paid family leave for those who care for seniors and Medicaid benefits for those who require care…”

Click here to read her full article.

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed as always for this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

Staying connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, email us at alluregroupmarketing@gmail.com and let us know!

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Harlem and Linden Residents Enjoying RESTORE-Skills

Residents at the Harlem and Linden Centers have been enjoying RESTORE-Skills, a computer-based gamification platform that enables them to engage in fun activities that make it possible to build on clinical outcomes and expand their skills.

“It engages them a little bit more,” said Lindsey Day, Linden Center’s Director of Rehabilitation.

She noted that some residents might find rehab or an everyday exercise routine to be drudgery. But it’s different with RESTORE-Skills, which was implemented earlier this year. Maybe the residents can make use of the skiing, bowling or soccer games that are part of the platform. A webcam will track their movements, with the hope being that they will improve their strength, balance, coordination and endurance.

The activities departments at the two facilities use RESTORE-Skills more than the rehab departments, according to Day. But there are occasions where she or one of her staffers might be timing how long a resident is standing while engaged in a game.

“And,” she said, “it kind of motivates them. The idea is that it motivates them a little bit more to stand longer or participate in more balance tasks, or get stronger, or improve their endurance and their breathing and their strength.”

Day said the platform can be used via any of the televisions in the day rooms in either of the facilities, as well as residents’ bedside tablets. She also said it is possible for residents to compete against family members remotely, provided they can coordinate with each other. And finally, residents can continue to use RESTORE-Skills once they are discharged from either of the facilities, provided they retain their usernames and passwords.

Day described the system as being “pretty user-friendly,” and added that residents have taken to the virtual slot machine in particular.

 “If they win, they get a T-shirt,” she said. “A lot of the residents, they enjoy those slot games.”

Founder and Chairman Shares Why Leaders Should Revamp Their Skills

This month, Joel Landau was featured in an article on TapInto,

“The pandemic has offered further evidence that agility is crucial for business leaders, that those atop the org chart must constantly adapt to changing circumstances. Whether because of the pivot to remote work or the acceleration of companies’ digital transformation, reinvention became crucial.

And that is unlikely to change anytime soon. One example would be Joel Landau, founder and chairman of The Allure Group, a network of six New York City-based nursing homes. Landau has always been committed to innovation. Well before the outbreak, he and his leadership team oversaw the installation of PadInMotion technology at all 1,400 bedsides in Allure’s six facilities…”

Click here to read the full article.

National Immunization Awareness Month

Now more than ever, we can appreciate the power of a vaccine and its ability to prevent serious and sometimes deadly diseases.

Let’s all make sure to do our part to keep our communities and our loved ones safe!

 

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, email us at alluregroupmarketing@gmail.com and let us know!

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed as always for this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

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Introducing Restore Skills to our Pads In Motion Program

The Allure group is proud to offer Pads In Motion tablets at all of our resident bedsides and we are looking forward to the launch of Restore Skills with Equiva Health!

RESTORE turns every computer into a powerful, engaging, and measurable functional skills development platform which reinforces motor, cognitive, social and attention skills, based on each patient’s needs and progress. Stay tuned for updates on how our patients engage with this new software.

The Challenge of Acute Staffing Shortages at Skilled Nursing Facilities

This month, Joel Landau writes for Healthcare Business Today,

“The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on businesses—large and small—and among those most affected are nursing homes. Physicians, nurses, and other clinicians are leaving the field in increasing numbers, and skimpily staffed care facilities threaten both patients’ health and the industry’s future. Staffing shortages at long-term care facilities can lead to lower patient-provider ratios, high rates of medical error, and provider burnout.”

Click here to read the full article.

Thank You For The Feedback!

At The Allure Group, we make sure that the ones you love get the attention, dignity, and respect that they deserve and we always appreciate hearing from our family members and patients. Thank you for your feedback!

staying connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, please email us at alluregroupmarketing@allurecare.com and let us know!

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King David Center’s Kellyann receives The Ralph Barron Award

The Ralph Barron Award is an award that is made to allow for targeted funding of knowledge enhancing projects that are not part of traditional academic programs.

Congratulations to our very own Kellyann on being this year’s recipient, and having her impactful work recognized by the ACHCA’s (American College of Health Care Administrators New York Chapter)!

Emotional Intelligence Has Never Been More Important For Leaders

This month, our COO Melissa Powell writes for Chief Executive,

“If the last two-plus tumultuous years have taught us anything, it’s that we must be able to deftly adapt to change in both our personal and our work lives. And for business leaders dealing with staff working remotely or on a hybrid schedule, emotional intelligence—using empathy and gratitude—can go a long way in building employee satisfaction that results in an organization’s success, even in uncertain times.”

Click here to read her full piece.

Happy 4th of july

The Allure Group wishes a very happy 4th of July to everyone in our community including our friends, family, staff, and patients!

mens health month

If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s the value of life and the significance of good health. This Men’s Health Month, we encourage you to start practicing better habits to live your best life and to be strong for the ones you love.

staying connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, please reach out to alluregroupmarketing@allurecare.com and let us know!

blue carpet farewells

We are overjoyed to share this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

 

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Hamilton Park Staff Honored by American Cancer Society

The Allure Group would like to thank the American Cancer Society for recognizing our hardworking clinical staff member Chen Oistecher from Hamilton Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center! It is an honor to be along side such an amazing organization.

Chen has not only made every resident feel special and cared for, but he also serves as a friendly face to our staff. The Allure Group appreciates all that Chen has dedicated to our facility!

Mother’s Day Celebrations

The Allure Group is thankful for all of the Mother’s in our community from our residents to our staff and we loved getting to honor and celebrate them this Mother’s Day.

How Healthcare Technology Can Impact Operations

This month, our COO Melissa Powell writes for Healthcare IT Today,

“More and more, best practices in the business world are intruding into the healthcare industry, which should come as no surprise, given that many of the issues are the same. How can resources best be allocated? How can the customer (or patient) experience be maximized? And how can efficiency be improved?”

Click here to read her full piece.

The Allure Group celebrates Nurses Week 2022

The Allure Group celebrated Nurses Week this month and was able to publicly recognize many of our nurses and the hard work and dedication that they give our residents and patients all year!

See the spotlight series below that we put together to honor some of our nurses across all of our centers:

Please join us in recognizing Allure’s Chief Clinical Officer, Faina Kaganov. Faina’s extensive background in cardiac ICU and critical care nursing has made her a shining example to the clinical staff that she leads at Allure. Faina also proudly served as a Director of Nursing herself for many years prior to joining Allure. Thank you to Faina for her tireless commitment to not just our patients, but our nursing teams as well!

Our next Nurses Week 2022 honoree is The Allure Group’s VP of Clinical Reimbursement, Sofia Yakubova, RN RAC-CT. Sofia is a true testament of the Allure ambition, starting her career as a Unit RN prior to being promoted to Nursing Supervisor. After several years, Sofia moved into the MDS department where she soon became a Director before ultimately ascending to her current role as the organization’s VP of Clinical Reimbursement. Please join us in saluting Sofia for all that she does for Allure!

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, please email us (alluregroupmarketing@gmail.com) and let us know!

Blue Carpet Farewells

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The Allure Group Easter Celebrations

We had a fun time celebrating Easter across our centers with our residents and staff. Thanks to everyone who helped to make these celebrations special for our community!

Long Term Care Administrator’s Week

As Occupational Therapy month ends, we would like to spotlight one of our dedicated OTs, Ernest Sampang from King David Center! With kindness and skill, the King David Center OTs help our residents live their best lives.This month and always, thank you for all that you do!

What’s Next for Telehealth

This month, Joel Landau writes in Healthcare Business Today, “What’s Next for Telehealth”

“Just as many of us began working from home at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant number of people also nixed in-person doctors’ appointments in favor of telehealth consultations with their physicians. While virtual care was originally conceived as a low-cost means to avoid expensive emergency room or urgent care visits for basic ailments such as colds, flu, and rashes, during the COVID-19 shutdown, doctors began using telehealth to see patients remotely for a variety of conditions.”

National Administrative Professionals Day

We celebrated National Administrative Professional’s Day this month. Behind every successful facility is a hardworking and dedicated administrative team. Thank you to our Allure Group teams for keeping our facilities running smoothly and efficiently!

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, please email us and let us know at alluregroupmarketing@gmail.com!

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed to share this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising

Some things are worth the wait! The Allure Group proudly presented the American Cancer Society with our 2021 Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising totals. As a group, more than $6,000 was raised in support of the ongoing fight against breast cancer!

On hand to present the check were Claudinalti Titus and Debra Besson of Crown Heights Center, this year’s top fundraising facility.

Long Term Care Administrator’s Week

This month was Long Term Care Administrator’s Week, and we want to shout it from the rooftops that The Allure Group administrators are the best!

We appreciate you and the dedication you display to all those around you!

Employee Appreciation Day

We celebrated Employee Appreciation Day this month and we’re so happy to have this time to celebrate our hard-working crew. They have risen above every challenge of these uncertain times and inspire us all with their bravery, selflessness, and strength.

Today and every day, thank you for all that you do!

How Healthcare Has Been Forever Changed by the Pandemic

This month, Joel Landau discusses How Healthcare Has Been Forever Changed by the Pandemic in Newsweek.

“The healthcare field has routinely prioritized innovation and advancement in order to better identify, treat and cure patient conditions. In the last year alone, healthcare has changed more than in any other period in modern history due to the pandemic and the challenges it presented.” Read the full article here.

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, please email us at customerservice@allurecare.com and let us know!

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed to share this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

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Hearts in Motion

We are so proud to share that our Hearts in Motion Cardiac Rehabilitation program had a 2.3% 30-day readmission rate over 2021. We are looking forward to seeing what progress this program can make in 2022!

Testimonial Spotlight

Rain or shine, our activities teams manage to bring joy and laughter to our residents and centers every day. In honor of National Activity Professionals Week, we want to extend a huge thank you for adapting to these uncertain times and finding creative ways to keep our residents entertained!

How Leadership Will Evolve in 2022

This month, Joel Landau discusses How Leadership Will Evolve in 2022 in CEO World.

“One thing all great leaders have in common is that they are constantly learning to adapt to change. And with continuing uncertainty in the workplace brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s business leaders must be available, empathetic, and committed to offering their employees a chance to reflect on their sense of purpose and sense of inclusion at work.”

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, please reply back to this email and let us know!

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed to share this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

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Congratulations to Bedford Center

Congratulations to Bedford Center on another deficiency-free infection control survey. We can’t thank our team enough for their tireless work in keeping our residents and staff safe!

Thank you to our Activities Teams!

Rain or shine, our activities teams manage to bring joy and laughter to our residents and centers every day. In honor of National Activity Professionals Week, we want to extend a huge thank you for adapting to these uncertain times and finding creative ways to keep our residents entertained!

Big Tech’s incursion into healthcare: What does it all mean?

This month, Joel Landau discusses how healthcare technology can humanize medicine in his latest piece in Business Journals Leadership Trust.

“Technology is transforming the healthcare industry, whether through the use of wearable devices that allow healthcare providers to monitor patients’ conditions or the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud platforms to provide healthcare companies with better data analytics.

So-called Big Tech is focusing on innovations in digital health to improve individuals’ health and wellness in a myriad of ways: by preventing disease, allowing patients to monitor and manage chronic conditions — thus tailoring medicine more specific to their needs — and ultimately lowering the cost of providing healthcare. During COVID19-related shutdowns, virtual healthcare, or telehealth, became a highly effective way for individuals to access physicians and other healthcare professionals — and the trend continues.”

Staying Connected

Staying connected with your loved ones is one of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing.

If you or someone you know would like to offer virtual entertainment to our residents in the form of music, dance or even painting classes, please reply back to this email and let us know!

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed to share this months Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

Monthly Newsletter from The Allure Group

happy new year!

The Allure Group wishes you a happy and healthy New Year. We are looking forward to what 2022 will bring.

Holiday Lights at The Bronx Zoo

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate the holiday season with us! This year, the team at Allure really wanted to emphasize the importance of family. Our friends, colleagues, and their families had exclusive access to the Bronx Zoo Holiday Lights spectacular an evening.

Honoring our Administrators and DNS’s

The New York City Philippine Nurses Association promotes the highest standards of practice while advocating for the socio-cultural and economic advancement of Filipino American nurses. Our administrators and DNS were honored to attend their special event and represent The Allure Group.

How Healthcare Technology Can (Believe it or Not) Humanize Medicine

This month, Joel Landau discusses how healthcare technology can humanize medicine in his latest piece in Newsweek,

“On its face, it admittedly sounds incongruous: Healthcare technology can humanize medical care? But how?

Wouldn’t the opposite be true? Wouldn’t tech’s incursion into this sector make medicine more impersonal? Wouldn’t the use of such things as telehealth platforms, which have become more prevalent during the pandemic, put more distance between the provider and patient than ever before?

Not really. The argument now is that technology allows for an ever greater connection—a connection that is constant and consistent.

Click here to read the full piece in Newsweek.

Blue Carpet Farewells

We are overjoyed to share our November Blue Carpet Farewells! We wish our departing patients well, and thank our amazing staff for their dedication and hard work.

 

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