OPPORTUNITY

OUTLOOK

HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE PROBLEMS

With 77 000 000 Baby Boomers in the U.S and 10 000 people turning 65 every day, there will be a huge demand in health care workforce, WHO states that the world will be short of 13 million and most can't be replaced by robots, like nursing — really going around and interacting with patients and taking care — is really just tremendously hard to automate.

Health care is changing. Ageing populations, new therapeutic possibilities and rising expectations have made the provision of health care much more complex than in the past. These changes are taking place at a time of considerable environmental turbulence. At the heart of these changes are the health professionals.

 

More and more is expected

They must acquire a range of new skills. Some are technical, some are organizational, yet the new landscape requires more than this. It also demands new attitudes. Within the Health Care Workforce, especially nurses,

 

Work overload

a recent study says that 48% felt challenged by work overload at their jobs. Stress and burnout are very significant issues,  36% of nurses reported

  • burnout. Other issues are

  • poor salary (40%) and

  • poor culture of the organization was a challenge (37%). While administrators might assume that salary is the number one driver behind employee retention, the results suggest otherwise: Creating a work environment where employees are encouraged to pursue goals is more important than providing competitive pay.   

Are you a couch potato? 80% increased death risk!

When a U.S. Health Care Worker comes home from work they usually are exhausted, demotivated and just lie on their couch and watching TV -  AHA states, that adults who watch more than 4 hours of television a day had a 46% increased risk of death from any cause and 80% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease.

WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THE HEALTH CARE WORKFORCE 

By going after this precisely targeted health care workforce group, we can better understand this niche tenant base, what they want, and better cater the real estate product and the operating program directly to them. By continuing to learn our customer base, we can provide a better, differentiated product

Our communities provide Physical activity to improve quality of life,

Physical activity boosts and improves mental wellness, reduces risk factors such as cardiovascular disease, lower your blood pressure, boost your levels of good cholesterol, prevents bone loss, boosts energy level, helps manage stress, releases tension, promotes enthusasm and optimism, counters anxiety and depression, helps you fall aseep faster and sleemore soundly, improves self-image, increases muscle strenght, increases the ability to do other physical activities, provides a way to share an activity with neighbours, reduces risk of developing CHD/CVD by 40%, reduces risk of stroke by 20%, establishes good heart-healthy habits in children and counters the conditions that lead to heart attack and stroke later in life, helps dealy or prevent chronic illnesses and diseases associated with aging quality of life and independence longer for seniors

 

People who are physically active and at a healthy weight live about 7 years longer than those who are not active and are obese