Wellness that honors the whole person is a goal for which many long-term care communities strive. Interdisciplinary collaboration is one way of providing residents with a variety of opportunities for maintaining and improving their sense of vitality and joy. Both the chaplain and the wellness director bring specific skill sets and knowledge to the collaborative partnership. Through this partnership, the Faith Stretching program was created to promote wellness in the mind, body and soul. This workshop focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration to meeting the challenges of caring for the whole person. Listen to this session to learn of opportunities behind staff collaboration and the benefits of such collaboration. Techniques for engaging residents suffering from different disease processes in a single group setting are also shared.

This presentation was featured at the 2018 National Center for Healthy Aging Annual Meeting.