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

Happy Now Years

Happy Now Years

It's suddenly 2016, and I'm uneasy. Perhaps you know that vague apprehension. Like maybe you left your newly stocked phosphorescent med cart unlocked in the parking lot overnight, or ran off to work with the hot iron resting face down on a pile of tinder-dry copies of McKnight's.

The Robot Alternative

The Robot Alternative

Have you ever had some well-meaning someone give you a gift that turns out to be more like a job?

The invisible heroes

The invisible heroes

They were seniors, so I suppose they were used to being invisible. They were also veterans — a double-whammy. Add in the fact that most were from long-term care settings, and you have the perfect storm. These 13 relics of World War II, Korea and Vietnam were almost asking to be ignored.

Don't forget to look up

Don't forget to look up

For long-term care providers who usually only check the sky to see if it's falling, the recent harvest supermoon lunar eclipse brought the chance for a fresh perspective.

Conventional wisdom

Conventional wisdom

It's long-term care convention season again. You can feel it in the air. Strange, troublesome urges start to take over.

More Articles by Gary Tetz

Zen gardening for LTC

Whatcha gonna do?

The simple things

Panna cotta services

Less may offer more

A graceful surrender

Thanks, Mata Hari

Get up and get ready

Dirty hands needed

Climb every mountain

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