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, […]

Recruiting Talent With Facebook Advertising

Is it possible that finding targeted talent can be done easier, cheaper and more effective than using online job sites or job recruiters? Consider using Facebook advertising to find your next talented employee. While Facebook has become an integral marketing tool for businesses to promote their brands, products and services, there is another opportunity that […]

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 […]

The Elements of THRIVE: E for Excellence

Watch our video on achieving “Excellence” Off the top of your head, can you name the best basketball player of all time? The best jazz saxophonist? The best investor? You probably thought of the big names—Michael Jordan, John Coltrane, Warren Buffet. The specific talents and skills of these three couldn’t be more different, but they […]

The Elements of THRIVE: V for Vigor

Watch our video about having “Vigor” Being a strong leader doesn’t just mean knowing your stuff. It doesn’t mean having all the words to say or planning all the right things to do. At it’s core, it means being strong—literally. Your physical, mental, and spiritual health all have a direct impact on your work performance and your […]

The Elements of THRIVE: R for Realistic

Watch our video on being “Realistic” In order to make the intangibility of hopes and dreams into tangible plans and goals, one must first determine how that transition is made. This requires being Realistic, the 3nd element of SurTHRIVELeadership. A realist knows the extent of their abilities and is well aware of every resource at their disposal. In […]

The Elements of THRIVE: I for Insight

Watch our video on having “Insight” Insight, the fourth SurTHRIVELeadership element, is all about looking below the surface. It’s about looking for patterns in the subtext of ordinary and extraordinary things, finding connections that weren’t obvious at the outset. To provide insight, one must seek the why’s or how’s of a certain event to give a new perspective […]

The Elements of THRIVE: H for Hope

Watch our video on having “Hope” The 2nd element of SurTHRIVELeadership is Hope. One might think, “of course, everyone has hope”. True, I believe hope is something intrinsic to everyone. But when you you take a closer look at it, you realize how much hope really plays a part in quality leadership. To have hope means to […]