Seasons Greetings

During 2017 the field of aging services has overcome a multitude of challenges as we serve residents, families and your teams. We have also been very blessed with the support given to our passion of impacting leaders and teams in world of long term care. We greatly appreciate your support of our efforts. We look […]

What is Your W.I.N. For Today? Why Leaders Must Know…

Let’s face it – the field of aging services is a change driven, chaotic environment. You start each day with plans and goals in place, only to find those altered by staffing challenges, resident needs, problem follow-up, and occasionally a visit from “friends” from the health department. So how do you find success in this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Fifth Vital Sign

As published in McKnights, by James M. Berklan, Editor

We were honored and excited to participate in the recent McKnight’s Senior Living Expo. Below is the article as published by James Berklan, Editor. It turns out Linda Shell’s hero had modern medicine right all along, even if her last utterance was well over 100 years ago. Leave it to the founder of modern nursing […]

Solutions to Polypharmacy – Pharmacogenetics Testing

In our last blog post, we discussed the pervasive problem of polypharmacy in America and how it stems from the drastically different reactions each of us can have when taking the same drug. It’s not a new issue—polypharmacy has been a silent killer for years, draining funds from Medicare and dismantling the treatment plans of […]

The Growing Problem of Polypharmacy in Long Term Care

Here in the West, we live in a culture that loves its medicine—just turn on the TV and you’ll see a drug ad at nearly every commercial break. We’ve become so impatient for an cure to every symptom imaginable, and hope our doctor will just prescribe whatever’s been working for everyone else. But the reality is, even with […]