Messiah Lifeways Creatively Combats Workforce Pressures With Robotic Resources
MECHANICSBURG, PA—Despite ongoing, industry-wide workforce pressures resulting from the COVID pandemic, Messiah Lifeways is committed to thinking creatively about how it can ensure that team member shortages do not impact the level of high-quality care, service and satisfaction it provides community members.
Currently, they’re exploring the possibilities that exist in robotic resources employed across campus. A robotic vacuum and a robotic lawnmower—affectionately called Roving Rosie and Mr. Mow it All, respectively—have joined the Messiah Village team this summer to support community upkeep.
“These two innovative additions to Messiah Lifeways are not only assisting team members in keeping the campus clean and beautiful, but they also closely align with the three main focuses of our strategic plan: build, improve and grow,” said Senior Director of Campus Services Chris Weidenhammer. “We’re in the trial stages now, safely testing the vacuum and mower in small areas of campus and weighing feedback from the community on how these might be utilized best. But overall, we’re excited about the potential to innovatively improve campus and better support our community of employees and residents.”