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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…

Climate change and older adults: Lessons from Canada

You don’t have to look far to see the effects of climate change these days. But those effects are all the more acute for vulnerable seniors, especially those living in nursing homes. The reality is that nursing home administrators must now include disaster planning as a key part of their risk management planning.  There have…

Build it and they will stay: Creating job satisfaction for CNAs

Let’s be honest. The fundamental reason for a job or occupation is to provide financial income for ourselves and our families. This may answer the question, “Why do I have a job?”  However, it does not answer the question, “Why do I have this job?” Reasons for choosing a particular occupation may range from availability…
Stacy Darling

Helping MDS staff prepare for PDPM

The days of Medicare A reimbursement being managed by “Mom” and “Dad” is now dependent on the “village,” i.e. the interdisciplinary team. This transition will create a huge opportunity for MDS professionals to grow and expand their expertise.

Preparing for trauma-informed care in LTC

It is even more crucial for facility staff to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of trauma, emotional and behavioral effects of trauma, and to have an action plan of how to address their residents’ associated emotional and behavioral needs.

Quick tips for rehab professionals

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening for high blood pressure in adults 18 years of age and older. Both the American Physical Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association websites reveal the importance of monitoring vitals. Logic dictates that anyone who provides interventions which impacts vitals should take baseline measurements and monitor the impact of physical interventions.
Marti Moore

BE STILL to be a successful leader

Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series, “Keeping anchored in the twirling seas of healthcare.” Article one explored new research in change management. Article two expanded tools utilized for quality improvement through A3 thinking. Article three, the author says, is personally for you. BE STILL: Actions that become habits strengthen your adaptability…
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