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David Barmak, Esq.

An effective approach to addressing sexual harassment

In 1986, the Supreme Court held that workplace harassment constitutes sex discrimination and is unlawful under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In 1991, the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Clarence Thomas transfixed the public’s attention, when Anita Hill accused Thomas of sexual harassment at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, prompting many women to come…

Clinical briefs for Thursday, May 27

Hawaii’s LTC facilities beat mainland trends with 84% staff vaccination rate … Texas governor signs bill that publicizes nursing home and assisted living disease outbreak data… COVID vaccine increases adult children’s openness to senior living for parents: survey … More long-term care communities mandating employee vaccinations … Yardi EHR Care Stream app now available for smartphones … Tocilizumab associated with fewer deaths in moderate-to-severe COVID

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…

Meatloaf as the solution to vaccinations

As leaders, our responsibilities never seem to end. During the pandemic many lives depended on us. None of us need to be reminded of that, but the work is far from over. We now have a proven tool available to us, yet so many of our team members choose to decline their opportunity to receive…

Reduce risks and improve safety with automated workforce management

In the evolving, complicated era of COVID-19, long-term healthcare facilities must adjust to ever-changing needs to reduce risks and improve compliance for both residents and employees. While the pandemic forced some to adapt to virtual working environments, many in healthcare simply have not had that option. But there are ways facilities can continue operating while…

Staff empowerment is the cornerstone of person-centered care

In senior living communities across the country, COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted as vaccination rates among residents, family members and staff continue to increase. It isn’t surprising that many of us are feeling tremendous relief and excitement for a brighter future as we emerge from the pandemic. As we begin this period of reopening, though,…

Time to forgive those impossible choices

For anyone who thinks classic literature and caregiving have no overlap, I present for your consideration that 1866 great, “Crime and Punishment.” Back in high school, the book’s 700 or so pages and stodgy translation challenged even this avid reader. Yet, despite a slow start, it ultimately became one of my all-time favorites. That’s because…

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