Gary Tetz

Gary Tetz

Things I Think is written by Gary Tetz, who has amused, informed and sometimes befuddled long-term care readers since the end of a previous century. He is a multimedia consultant for Consonus Healthcare Services in Portland, OR.

Most Recent Articles by Gary Tetz

Get ready — for me

Get ready — for me

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Well, it looks like I'll be seeing some of you sooner than expected. A new study, reported by McKnight's, suggests that the average American has a 60% greater risk of someday needing skilled nursing care than previously thought.

Insta-gratification next?

Insta-gratification next?

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Here's a hypothetical for you. Let's say you're a busy nurse in a long-term care setting, and your supervisor wanders up and says, "Mrs. Jacobs in Room 203 really wants a cup of coffee. Could you take one to her?"

New normal to grasp

New normal to grasp

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Get your life back! Do what you love again! Say goodbye to pain, and hello to a vibrant, ache-free existence!

APM paradise found

APM paradise found

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Everyone's talking about Alternative Payment Models (APMs) these days. Providers. Consultants. Cab drivers. Baristas. Everyone.

 Saved by the bad apples

Saved by the bad apples

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Personal phone technology is creating headaches for long-term care facilities, as a few dumb staff with the judgment and moral clarity of hamsters continue to ruin it for the rest of us.

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The wisdom of age

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Happy Now Years

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