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Gary Tetz

Self-compassion training without apology

Self-compassion isn’t something I do very well. That’s probably because I was born in Canada, and when the doctor slapped my wrinkled baby butt, I said, “Sorry!” instead of crying.  While American children started the school day reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, we stood with our hands over our hearts and chanted, “For the rest…

The CNAs are coming: Are you ready?

It is doubtful that the framers of the constitution, when they drafted the First Amendment, had any idea that ensuring the “right of people to peaceably assemble” would include a virtual Zoom meeting where the assembly appears on hundreds of computer or phone screens. It is also equally doubtful the framers could have imagined that…

CNA workforce at a breaking point

COVID-19 is now responsible for the deaths of more than 100,000 residents and staff in the 15,000 nursing homes in this country. I’ve been in this field 40 years —as a certified nursing assistant, an administrator, company executive and now as head of NAHCA — and I have never seen so many CNAs feel as…

Keeping skilled nursing facilities fully staffed amid a triple threat

Caregiving is America’s largest profession and the job role with the widest gap between supply and demand. Four and a half million long-term care workers support individuals in institutions and home-based settings across the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasted a steep rise in that figure because of demographic trends even before the…

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