July 17, 2018
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When Lindashell.com was started, we wanted to make a commitment. A commitment to do passionate work in the field long term care and to the values that drive that passion. That commitment is crystalized in our 3 key statements of Vision, Mission and Focus. There are two main reasons we choose to adhere to these

July 10, 2018
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All of us experience conflicts in some shape, form, or fashion at various points in our  career. Sometimes it is a disagreement with a co-worker, supervisor, employee, resident, or family member. Conflict is a natural outcome of being in the people business. As people, we all bring different ideas, thoughts, perceptions, and opinions to a

June 26, 2018
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Have you ever worked for a boss who kept calm and positive even when under tremendous pressure? If so, you probably remember how that person’s attitude impacted the stress-filled environment in a very positive way. Nurse leaders carry an enormous amount of responsibility for multiple tasks in long-term care: budget, documentation, supervision, equipment, census, quality

June 19, 2018
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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

June 12, 2018
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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

June 5, 2018
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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

May 29, 2018
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Travels at speeds up to 66 miles an hour, a vertical drop of 15 stories, five inversions including a barrel roll, corkscrew, and high-speed spiral…yes, it did all that. This is the description of the roller coaster I rode while on vacation. I didn’t ride it willingly, at first anyway. Ominous stories of people being

May 22, 2018
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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

May 15, 2018
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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

May 8, 2018
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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