Herb Hildebrandt, Ph.D, Hl.D, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

Herb Hildebrandt, Ph.D, Hl.D

Most recent articles by Herb Hildebrandt, Ph.D, Hl.D

Herb Hildebrandt Ph.D., Hl.D. of Trinity Health’s Glacier Hill’s senior living facility

Compliments matter. Try one.

Having walked for over 50 years through many turnstiles of life, many under the rubric of senior living, I consistently return to one conclusion: a sincere, unpretentious compliment to a resident of such a facility is often met with the return phrase, “You made my day.” Let’s take a couple of minutes to note the…

Herb Hildebrandt Ph.D., Hl.D. of Trinity Health’s Glacier Hill’s senior living facility

Transformative leadership

 Often managerial decisions are top-down. While that process has its place, an evaluative instrument using specific assessment criteria of an individual, manager or employee, will help pinpoint a communication strength or weakness in an individual.

Herb Hildebrandt Ph.D., Hl.D. of Trinity Health’s Glacier Hill’s senior living facility

Let the positives outnumber the negatives

Easy to list negatives. Easy to become reclusive. No matter when you leave a home. Or retire. No matter the time or age or gender. Be positive in setting the goal, rejoice on reaching it: in a retirement home, in your long-time home, in a new marriage, in a new grandchild — all a new rhythm. Be positive. Reach! Try! Strive! Age allows it.

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