The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Holland Home a $3.5 Million grant to attract and retain more staff. Like many providers, Holland Home has struggled to meet its growing staffing needs over the last few years. With this grant, the senior living organization hopes to create “a stable pipeline of critical caregiving staff.”
The Roving Mic show of WGVU visited Holland Home, where host Shelley Irwin was taken through the Dementia Journey training—a live simulation in which the senses are altered as participants attempt to complete everyday tasks. All staff at Holland Home are required to complete the training in order to better understand what life is like for those living with dementia.