How to Become an Influencer and Promote Collaboration in your Facility

Contributed by By Emily Royalty-Bachelor, AANAC

“Collaboration is key.” It’s a well-worn phrase in just about any workplace, including long-term care facilities. And it’s a grand principle in theory. But when it comes to putting it into practice, it may feel a lofty aspiration—especially in light of tight deadlines, busy staffers, and an RAI process that requires others to complete their […]

The DON’s Role in Making the Most of Staff Education

Originally Published by AADNS - By Lynn Sywyj, MA, Staff Writer - June 15, 2016

A director of nursing services’ (DNS’s) active involvement in staff education is vital, even though the level at which the DNS is involved in the planning and execution of education is largely determined by the size and resources of the facility. In smaller facilities, the role of organizing and leading in services often falls to the DNS. For example, […]

The Importance of Dental Health in Long Term Care

In the field of long term care, we’re always looking for ways to improve the experience of the residents, patients, and families served by senior service organizations. Many times, there are aspects of everyday care that get overlooked, and over the life span we notice the consequences of neglecting those areas. Dr. Sanjay Gupta through […]

Making Innovation Work: Ambidextrous Organizations in the Seniors Housing and Care Industry

As published by Ryan Frederick, MBA

At LindaShell.com and Legacy Market Services we occasionally come across an article or research paper that we believe can fundamentally impact those directly involved in the field of aging services as well as the businesses that support this industry. Below is a summary (the Abstract) of the article. We recommend you download and read the full […]

Developing an Employee First Culture in an Organization

The past two weeks, we’ve explored what an employee-first culture consists of and how it benefits employees and employers alike. The question now is, what are the first steps for putting a structure like this into place? And why is starting this transition process so difficult for some organizations? This is what Vineet Nayar’s book “Employees First, Customers […]

The Employee First Culture in Long Term Care

Introduced in the previous blog, the concept of the employee-first culture has started to transform workplace structures across the world. Companies of all sizes and industries are seeing the benefits of prioritizing their employees’ needs and empowering them in their daily interactions with clients. What kind of impact might implementing an employee-centered culture have on organizations in the long-term […]

What is an Employee First Culture?

You’ve probably heard the phrase “the customer is always right” a thousand times before. It’s so ingrained in our culture and everyday business practices because it seems like common sense. Prioritize the needs of the customer above all else and business will thrive. But there’s an often overlooked member of this equation that truly has the greatest impact […]

Six Tips for DONs to Take the Stress Out of the Holiday Season

Contributed by By Emily Royalty-Bachelor, AADNS

‘Tis the season! The season for giving. The season for family. The season for peppermint mocha lattés. But for directors of nursing across the country, it’s also the season for stress. Between planning holiday parties and activities for your residents, juggling holiday staffing schedules—not to mention the constant stressors of regulatory changes, staffing issues, and […]

Doors of Opportunity

Have you seen the movie Temple Grandin? It is a must see. Temple Grandin was born August 29, 1947. She was diagnosed with Autism in 1950. She didn’t talk until the age of four. Her mother refused to accept or believe what the doctors said about her limitations and she should be institutionalized. Temple was […]