Celebrate National Assisted Living Week!

Celebrate National Assisted Living Week!

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  At the request of Mass-ALA, Governor Baker has issued a proclamation designating the week of September 11 – 17 as National Assisted Living Week.  Attached is a copy of the resolution which you can display in your residence. How is your community celebrating? Look at how these residences celebrate National Assisted Living Week each year,… Read more »

Dementia Training for Law Enforcement — Go for It!

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  I’ve been hearing about it more and more frequently: first responders taking training in working with individuals with dementia.  Today, I ran across a news article that reinforced not only the need but the interest on the part of emergency workers for this type of training. Of course, it got me thinking…what might happen… Read more »

Strengthening the Senior Care Workforce: Mission Critical

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  I’ve been on a speaking mission across the country these last few months, attending and presenting at conferences ranging from Sacramento, California to Orlando, Florida.  At every session, providers mention that their #1 concern is staffing:  attracting good quality applicants (or any applicants at all, in some cases) and keeping their best and brightest… Read more »

Hire Better

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  If you were one of the 300 or so individuals at my session on reducing turnover at CALA you know that one of the topics we had the most fun with was Technique #3: Hire Better. If you’re hiring this guy, thinking “He’ll clean up OK and I’m sure his heart is in the right… Read more »

Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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  Today, June 15, is Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  According to the Administration on Aging, this day was initiated in 2006 as a day for communities throughout the world to raise awareness of this issue and its effects on the individuals involved. In the world of senior care, elder abuse is something we think about frequently. … Read more »

California’s End of Life Option Act

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  This week marked an interesting turning point in the history of our culture’s relationship to death and dying.  For nearly 39 million people, options at the end of life have expanded to include legally, without the stigma of “suicide” being attached, taking a prescription to end one’s own life.

Family Caregivers need more from YOU!

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  Support your local family caregivers with training resources today Recently, AARP ran a blog titled “More can be done to support family caregivers.”  In the blog, AARP executive Nancy LeaMond told the story of Ann, a woman who became an unexpected caregiver for her husband following a massive stroke.

Senior care at home: reducing or adding to cost?

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  Recently the governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, declared that he wanted to move several thousands of individuals covered by Medicaid fund from nursing home environments into home care. Read Article… He determined the savings could add up to hundreds of millions of dollars every year. It’s a potential win for the individuals who may… Read more »

Does minimum wage increase mean minimum margins for you?

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  The big headline news in my part of the country recently was this: “It’s Official: [Governor] Kate Brown signs minimum wage bill for $14.75 for Portland. Read News Article… If your employees are like mine, they’re all excited about the raise coming to them immediately (they read the headlines only). In reality, this increase… Read more »