Michael Defrancesco

Looking ahead: Will you become a resident?

Looking ahead: Will you become a resident?

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We should always work under the premise "what if this were me or a loved one?"

Leadership, leader, mentor...what do these terms mean?

Leadership, leader, mentor...what do these terms mean?

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Day in and day out, people are focused on their daily routine. They take care of what they need to do and sometimes don't look further than their current role. No matter whom we are or what our career, we all need leaders and mentors both privately and professionally in our lives. Our parents, our friends, our supervisors, our peers; these are just a few of the groups of people that represent leaders and mentors.

Managing change

Managing change

Manual processes for crushing pills is no longer working, but changes in technology provide solutions for providers.

A vendor's point of view

A vendor's point of view

When I recently went to a nursing home as a visitor, watching a well-choreographed "team" working together gave me a much different appreciation for the long-term care facility and the people who work there. They truly care for their residents as if they were their own family members.

Technology in the nursing home

Technology in the nursing home

Not too long ago, the mortar and pestle were the mechanism of choice to crush pills. Today, the average facility has to crush pills for around 30% of its residents. Now there is an easier way to crush medications.

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