Bricks and mortar may be the literal building blocks of a senior living community, but it’s the team members who provide a personalized, independent lifestyle to the residents who are the real foundation of the community’s success. They are responsible for the safety, well-being and health of the residents, and they add the vibrancy and connection essential to a fulfilling, first-rate retirement.
Of course, residents are the foundation of any senior living community culture, but behind the scenes, the community’s team members do much more than meets the eye to support them. Working at a senior living community means many busy days, finding new ways to provide exceptional service and getting to know the residents who call the community home. All while staying up to date on the latest senior health care innovations and training protocols.
Introducing Tutera University
To make education and training more accessible to team members working at Tutera communities, we created Tutera University, our very own senior health care program specializing in ongoing education and senior care training. Tutera University offers on-demand continuing education units (CEUs) available to team members in the states of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas at no cost and can be taken online or in person in Kansas City.
For Tutera team members, Tutera University is a forum where they can learn new skills, brush up on old ones and further empower themselves to be the best health care professionals they can be. The program covers a range of licensures and audiences, including continuing education credits to administrators, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and therapists and continuing medical education for physicians.
The curriculum of Tutera University includes:
- Leadership and Professional Development
- Strategic Planning
- Emerging Clinical Information
- Innovative Ideas and Solutions to Problems
- Best Practices in Clinical and Operational Direction
- Updates on Approaches to Regulatory Compliance
- How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle
- Wound Care
- How to Reduce Admissions
- Stress Management
Courses are taught by Tutera corporate staff, guest speakers, various experts in the industry and care partners from DaVita, Residential Home Health, EmpowerMe Wellness and Alteas Health.
Tutera University was started in 2020 so team members in the Kansas City area could receive consistent orientation and senior care training. Now, Tutera has expanded the program to multiple states, including 50 additional Tutera senior living communities, and are averaging 15 to 20 new team members a week who are taking advantage of this program.
Tutera University provides more than continuing education courses. It also gives team members the confidence and competence to make critical decisions and create positive interactions with residents every day.
Our Team Members Are Here for You
We will never stop striving to make our communities a vibrant, secure place to live and a great place to work. We are dedicated to our employees’ success, as we know that the enriching lifestyle they provide to our residents is at the heart of all we do.
To tour one of our communities and meet our team members, contact a Tutera Senior Living community near you. We are happy to show you our community and introduce you to the caring, hardworking individuals who assist our residents.