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Focus on Workforce Retention, 2019 Dementia Recommendations: American College of Health Care Administrators Annual Convocation

I am excited to see many of you at the upcoming American College of Health Care Administrators Annual Convocation in Louisville, Kentucky.  I’ll be presenting two sessions this year on workforce, including “Workforce Retention:  The Key to Quality, Compliance and

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Upcoming Program to Examine Leadership Role in Long-Term Care Culture Change

Culture is defined as the thoughts, beliefs, values, practice and social behavior of a particular group of people. Hence to change or enhance a culture requires working with people; changing beliefs, the work experience, affecting actions and behaviors, and making

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Keeping Perspective Amid the Changing Long-Term Care News

It is a stressful time and the daily blasts and news for long-term care is reportedly not all that positive.  While staying current and taking in all of the news about the pressures for the industry now and among the

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Thanksgiving: A Time to Offer Appreciation for Long-Term Care Staff

According to the song, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” but for some it is not necessarily true of the holiday season.  The holidays present a number of challenges for many – never enough time, multiple food requests,

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Dementia Best Practice Recommendations Focus on Person-Centered Care, Regulatory Compliance and Staff Retention

The National Alzheimer’s Association’s updated their best practice recommendations for person-centered dementia care in 2018 and for the first time included workforce (staff) as a separate and important component/area of concentration. The workforce recommendations, released in the 2018 Dementia Care

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Strategies to Decrease New Hire Turnover in Long-Term Care

In a recent discussion, an Administrator asked about hiring and the rapid turnover often seen in long-term care.  Some suggested it was normal, just part of the business and nothing could be done.  I say not so! Selecting staff is

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Staff Turnover, Person-Centered Care and Regulations

Following my recent article on person-centered care (PCC) regulations, a question asked on my thoughts on the challenges of providing PCC considering the staffing challenges facing the industry. There is no doubt that PCC is much more easily provided when

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Emphasis on Person-Centered Care Citations is Underway

Person-centered care is a well-established philosophy of care incorporating the needs and desires of each person.  Providing person-centered care is dependent upon “knowing the person” as a unique, one-of-a-kind individual.  This philosophy is not new and should not be a

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Delightful or Dreadful? Holidays for Long-Term Care Leadership

I’ve said it before, and believe it is worth repeating.  Holidays can present a unique challenge for long-term care leadership teams. As the Fourth of July holiday is approaching, the country prepares for celebrations, picnics, cookouts, and fun with family

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Ongoing Education, Communication a Must for Long-Term Care

Establishing a routine, ongoing mechanism for learning and communication serves many purposes in all long-term care environments, including assisted living.  Such a program addresses many of the desires employees have indicated are important in the workplace for decades, and at

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