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.
Breton Woods Park, which features walking paths, pickleball courts, bocce ball, a putting green, and a butterfly garden, is not only a tremendous addition for residents but is also beneficial for the surrounding areas it was built on.
Holland Home has brought on Suzanne Bolt, MM, SCHRM-SCP, to be their new Director of Human Resources. Suzanne comes from Pine Rest, an organization for which she has served various roles since 2002, most recently as their Director of Human Resources since 2016. >NEWS
Holland Home has become an official Testbed site for the AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP. As a Testbed site, Holland Home is able to access tech startups and pilot new and innovative solutions designed with older adults in mind. At this time, Holland Home is the only Testbed site in the state of Michigan.