The Reality of Senior Living During COVID-19, with Manda Ayoub, COO at Pomeroy Senior Living

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“Even with unemployment paying a good chunk of money, we had staff members showing up to work every day who didn’t forget about our seniors, and we are grateful for that. They are heroes.”

Manda Ayoub, COO, Pomeroy Living

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The Mavericks learned about Manda when Katherine saw a LinkedIn post written by Manda about the reality of senior living during COVID-19. It was real, and raw, and showed what our communities — the people taking care of our loved ones — are going through.

Watch this episode to hear:

  • How the media portrayals of senior living impact the staff
  • What vendors can do to help support the communities and work as a team
  • What Manda hopes we learn from this pandemic to level-up our industry

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Mavericks of Senior Living is sponsored by Serenity Engage, Inc. and Assured Assisted Living. This episode was produced by Katherine Wells and Francis LeGasse.   You can subscribe to Mavericks for Senior Living on Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Stitcher. You can also find us on TwitterFacebook, or via email at challenges@mavericksofseniorliving.

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