There are levels to every organization, and after seeing the results of this year’s Mood of the Market survey by McKnight’s, we must keep in mind that the respondents were nearly all administrators...
Once upon a time, before profit ruled the land, there were missions
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Jul 06, 2021
In the old days, Young Readers, before the goal of eldercare was merely profit, nursing homes used to have things called “missions.” Missions focused on the well-being of the elders they cared for...
Operate like a staffing agency to optimize your workforce
Jul 06, 2021
If we learned anything during the pandemic, it’s that minutes matter. COVID quickly exposed the importance of knowing when and where to find and deploy staff resources – and the need to do so fast....
5 things I wish I’d known before starting a business focused on SNFs
Ari Kalechstein, Ph.D.
Jun 30, 2021
They say it’s more difficult to write one page than five, and that holds true when taking into perspective some 25 years of business experience, of which almost the entirety has been focused on providing...
Are you a one-person rescue team?
Jacqueline Vance, RNC, CDONA/LTC
May 15, 2018
I have heard nursing leaders refer to their nursing staff as their children. I think this can be good if it is in the context that your staff is like family. But I think it can be damaging if you feel...
Standing up for the camel — and your staff
Jun 01, 2017
Even the best managers can sometimes inadvertently make jobs more difficult than they have to be, often just out of habit or inattention.
Early is the new on-time
Oct 15, 2015
A trip back to high school this week helped me remind myself, and students, of three of the most important leadership principles for anyone in any profession.
Who takes care of the healthcare worker?
James M. Berklan
Sep 30, 2015
Like observers of a mother driving herself to exhaustion and sickness by taking care of her children day after day, U.S. providers are seeing measured declines in their caregivers. The numbers reveal just...
Control issues: helping patients and staff members after a setback
Sep 09, 2014
If you’re a leader at a long-term care facility, you’re constantly trying to promote persistence in the face of obstacles. Maybe you’re trying to motivate a patient to progress with therapy...
Game theory in long-term care
Oct 10, 2013
As many of you know, this is long-term care conference season, which means having a quality smartphone is essentially a must. Since my old phone could best be described as “temperamental,”...