Ditch the PowerPoints and make way for play and Jenga blocks. Every month or so, we invite new and current employees to a three-hour get-together called The Friendship Haven Experience to introduce or...
14.7 percent of nurses at inpatient communities are unengaged, survey finds
Sep 26, 2023
A new report finds that less than half of the nurses in the US are fully engaged on the job — something that could have implications on care at long-term care communities. That’s where 14.7% of nurses...
Taking a stand against ineffective stand-up meetings
May 12, 2023
Department managers slowly shuffle into the conference room, exchanging pleasantries as they open up their laptops and begin typing away. Eventually, the meeting begins, and one by one, the oral...
The key to retention in long-term care? Create career paths
Mar 09, 2023
Career stall-out is a frustration that many individuals in senior living and care know deeply and painfully. It can be extremely difficult for people to advance in senior care without additional training...
Here’s your sign: Don’t grow up, it is a trap
May 06, 2022
One of my best-loved activities is to poke around in small town shops. The other day, I announced to my favorite person that a road trip was in order. That led us grabbing our road trip snacks and setting...
Leaders, the ides of March are blowing
Mar 11, 2022
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and wind blows cold – when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade. — Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations” I remember calling...
Caring for our caregivers and meeting them where they are – with chicken soup
Feb 17, 2022
New York’s ArchCare has been on a years-long journey to be a Great Place to Work. Here’s what the transformation has meant for caregivers.
What I learned from a group of engaged senior care leaders
Nancy Anderson, RN, MA
Sep 20, 2018
Impacting employee engagement and retention starts with senior leaders.
Employee engagement: Bringing head and heart to every action, every day
Nov 29, 2017
I shared with the charge nurse my inner joy about filling all our staffing holes completely. She looked at the schedule and mumbled, “Great — you have scheduled nothing but Refrigerator Nurses.”
Fortune magazine to publish ‘Best Workplaces in Aging Services’ list
James M. Berklan
Nov 07, 2017
Top long-term care providers and other aging services entities will rise to new national prominence next September. That’s when Fortune magazine will publish its first “Best Workplaces in Aging...