How do you measure up?

How do you measure up?

Time to up your game Elders are becoming choosy — or we’re finally listening is perhaps a better description.  They – and more importantly their kids (baby boomers) know what they want!  What care communities are they choosing? What do communities and their staff offer that the community down the road or in the next […]

Cleaning is a breeze – now with a Sporicide

Cleaning is a breeze – now with a Sporicide

Read about it!  MasterCare now offering a product effective against C-DIFF!  As we approach cold and flu season (honestly, around my house – nearly every season is fair game!) many people and especially elder care communities up their defenses against “bugs” that can make elders, patients, staff,  and themselves – sick! According to WebMD, as […]

Every little bit helps

Every little bit helps

Little blue planet… Conserving resources, being a steward of the land, leaving the earth better than we found it… . We’ve all heard the conservationist’s cries.  Many of us are doing our part without a lot of publicizing or fan fare. Doing and being those things doesn’t have to be a large effort nor done by […]

End of July ALREADY??

End of July ALREADY??

Where! Did! The! Time! Go?! Words we often hear – and words we say with more wonderment as we get older, “Where does the time go?” This video from  Zenosyne is a visual journey. It sparks emotions. Putting images to those perceptions of time speeding up as we age. Enjoy, and take time to enjoy […]

Walk in Tub…?

Walk in Tub…?

We hear it a LOT! “The Entree spa would be PERFECT in my mom and dad’s home!” (Or Aunt’s home, or Grandpa’s home, or MY home) – “Are they available for residential purchase?” Short answer – “Yes!” — The long answer is also Yes”, just be aware of the specs of the tub and the […]

Change is good — really

Change is good — really

Resistance is: “any force that stops or slows motion.” Change is: “Make or become a different substance entirely; transform” 3 Levels of Resistance I don’t GET it I don’t LIKE it I don’t like YOU Gee, thanks… That’s probably one of the biggest reasons change is SO hard — it’s the resistance of yourself or […]

Household model

Household model

We’ll revisit this post from March 2015… It deals with an article mentioning Culture Transformation or culture change or a household model… leaning more toward person centered care. Worth reading again. Excellent article in Senior Housing News regarding the “Household model” is a new way of thinking about nursing care — it’s a long time […]

Elder Care for Mom/Dad

Elder Care for Mom/Dad

 People get Old… Most of us have loved ones…. many of us will be or have faced (if we are lucky) their aging.  Have you had the conversation “What if?” or “What then?”   It’s TOUGH!  The what, where, when and how not to mention the emotional side of it all is a challenge, to say […]

No more labels!

No more labels!

I’m a part of a group that is a spinoff of our LTC state advocacy agency.  We call ourselves members of the “Leadership Academy“.  Like other similar groups we participate in nursing home / assisted living home conferences, culture change workshops, elder care community site visits and read a lot about leading change within our own […]

Attaining the Summit

Attaining the Summit

The Smell Test The days of institutional looking and, let’s face it – smelling “old folks homes” are all but gone.  (Personally, I really hope they are all gone!) Did you visit one of those as a kid? Either by coercion or my own accord; I’d stop in for an afternoon to visit an elderly (and […]