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'Fresh meat' for the workforce ... really?!

'Fresh meat' for the workforce ... really?!

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I was speaking to a group of certified nursing assistant during a session on turnover. The meeting was a hoot, and one CNA in particular shouted, "You are right! You are SO right!" I felt validated by her excitement after I noted how we often run off new nursing assistants by the way we treat them. But then it went bad.

Do your residents have a 'sexy style'?

Do your residents have a 'sexy style'?

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I recently read an article entitled, "J.Lo's sense of sexy style." It really made me think about the nursing home resident's role with this type of thinking.

Battling depression: Advice on how to make seniors  feel valued by others

Battling depression: Advice on how to make seniors feel valued by others

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Senior living providers can design programs that increase the opportunities for residents to be valued within their communities and in the outside world. They have nothing to lose but high depression rates. Here are some ideas to start with.

The keys to reducing turnover in long-term care

The keys to reducing turnover in long-term care

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The turnover rate in long-term care is a very significant problem, so I dug into the research about it. Some of the findings were shocking. Others were simply very disappointing. Here's what I found, and what can be done to improve conditions.

What's your view from the outside?

What's your view from the outside?

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I bet a few of you are going to be thinking while you read this, "What has this got to do with a healthcare blog?" Give me a minute and you will see where I am going with it.You will see a lot, in fact.

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