Employee Wellness Program

At Aarvista Healthcare, we are committed to creating a healthy workplace where the well-being of our employees is paramount. We recognize this commitment to a healthy workplace helps drive our ultimate goals of delivering compassionate care and achieving excellence in healthcare. We understand the value of helping our staff improve their health and well-being and towards that end we are dedicated to developing a Wellness Culture within the Aarvista’s community. Our Wellness strategy and programming is aimed at reducing stress, building health awareness and improving the overall quality of life of our employee community. As we continuously invest in ways to facilitate work/life balance we are committed to developing a program that inspires employees to take care of themselves. Through mind, body, and spirit, the Employee Wellness Program promotes a healthy, inspired work culture including:

  • Weekly group fitness classes (e.g., yoga, boot camp, Zumba, spinning, cardio kickbox)
  • Weekly Mindfulness Communities of Practice
  • On-site Weight Watchers at Work program
  • Running/Walking club
  • Monthly seminar and workshops to promote personal and professional well-being
  • Monthly communication updates and initiatives that support inspiration at work

Ergonomic Designing & Correction

Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them. The goal of Ergonomics and Human Factors Design is to fit the job demands to the health care provider and the patient. Ergonomics and Human Factors means the caregivers and patients’ physical and mental abilities are taken into account when considering the design of all of the listed aspects listed above. How these factors interact with each other and with the patient determine whether or not a fall will occur as well as the seriousness of the fall.

  • Overall layout of the room : The layout of the room will determine where patients mostly likely will walk and move about the room. The location of the bed in relation to all other parts of the room is important to consider for traffic flow (caregivers, patient, family members, visitors) for inclusion of necessary furniture and equipment within the room.
  • Flooring surface: Common flooring considerations include the type of surface, i.e. carpet vs. hard surface, and its coefficient of friction. The pattern, texture & colours of the floor can impact people’s vision which could lead them to lose their balance.
  • Lighting: The amount of lighting, nature of the lighting, use of contrast and placement of lighting affects how easy it is to see the path and any obstacles.
  • Furniture Type: Considers if/how the design, function and use of the hospital bed, side chair, wheelchair, room hardware, computer contributes to a person’s tendency to fall. The design of the chair, i.e. seat depth and contour of the back of the chair for example could contribute to patients slouching and sliding down out of the chair.
  • Furniture Location: Hospital and nursing home rooms can become full of furniture, machines and items that prevent a clear path from the bed to the bathroom. This can be hazardous to the patient as well as to the caregivers who have to move or work around furniture to provide cares to the patient.
  • Patient transfer equipment: Facilities that have safe patient handling programs will have different types of equipment to choose from for moving and handling patients. The selection of the proper equipment and accessory item followed by the correct use of the equipment are vital in preventing patient falls and injuries.
  • Workplace System including work flow, policies, procedures, training and supervision: The responsibilities and activities of all of the caregivers that provide patient care to the patient are very important in preventing falls. The system in which caregivers perform their jobs (task assignment, rounds, patient hand-offs, integration of non-nursing departments, integrated teams.) greatly affects patient care, quality and satisfaction.

Employee Healthcare Checkup

Good health means lesser absenteeism which in turn means greater output Being healthy increases concentration, energy levels and ensures consistency in performance Regular health check-ups help detect and prevent illnesses before they strike How we make your dream of a healthy workforce come true

  • Pre-employment Health Checks: To screen applicants for health factors that may affect their performance levels
  • Customised Health Check Packages: Tailor-made preventive health packages to suit the profile of your employees and the nature of your business
  • Onsite Corporate Health Camps: Health camps specifically designed to tackle commonly reported health issues and delivered by specialists
  • Health Risk Assessment: A systematic evaluation of your employees’ lifestyle to determine potential risk factors for their short-term and long term health
  • Vaccination Program: A unique prevention program that includes vaccination packages to protect employees from around 20 diseases