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.

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Elf solves LTC staffing crisis

Elf solves LTC staffing crisis

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November 28 is ruined for me now. Thanks, CMS. For years, I've been celebrating it as the fateful day in 1443 when Albanian George Kastriotis Skanderbeg and his forces liberated Kruja in Middle Albania from the Ottomans and raised the Albanian flag. Not anymore.

The 'I' in Toxic Team

The 'I' in Toxic Team

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Have you ever been a member of a Toxic Team in long-term care? Where you're always watching your back, thinking you're a martyr, wondering what so-and-so meant when he or she said this or that, feeling defeated before you start, and endlessly on the bubble?

When drones attack

When drones attack

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It's your job to think about the future, so we definitely need to talk about drones in long-term care. Not the one who delivered that boring 100-slide PowerPoint at your last facility all-staff. I mean the kind that will soon fill the skies of the future like a swarm of ravenous grasshoppers.

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?"

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