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Nursing Home Staff & Residents: Loss & Isolation Solutions

Altarum Institute

Skilled Nursing

Healthcare Industry

Organizations Involved

Occupations Impacted

Physician Group; Nurse Practitioners; Registered Nurses; Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurses; Occupations Requiring an MSW; Nursing Assistants; Home Health and Personal Care Aides

Workforce Development Focus

Improving the quality of healthcare workforce

Workforce Issue Addressed

Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care


The Altarum Institute, with a grant from Michigan Health Endowment Fund, is partnering with staff in long-term care settings throughout Michigan to train them about them about the severe social isolation and loneliness that impacts nursing home residents. The training is provided through the WellbeingTREE online learning action network and is available for all types of clinical staff in these facilities. The goal is to improve the quality of current nursing home staff's care to its residents.

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