Are your caregivers the ones with all the pins?

Are your caregivers the ones with all the pins?

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    We have a running debate in our office over an illustration we use frequently in presentations.  The image is of two Home Depot aprons – one without any pins, and one with dozens of pins representing all the different areas of mastery a worker has achieved. The story actually wasn’t mine originally, but… Read more »

Thoughts on building your dream team

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  Do you want to have the best year ever?  Now is the time to focus on the one key to your success:  building your 2016 Dream Team! If you’re like me, you know the difference having the right people in the right positions in your company can make.  I can certainly tell you the… Read more »

The real reason for regulation changes

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  Someone asked me at a presentation recently, “I know our training requirements have doubled in the past year.  What I don’t know is why.” Some questions I get are pretty tough.  This one wasn’t. Regulations are increasing because consumers want more.  They want the person providing care to their family member to have more… Read more »

Sexuality in Assisted Living

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Paula Span’s insight in the New York Times blog, the New Old Age, “Sexuality in Assisted Living: Intimacy without Privacy” is right on the money.  Sex and aging don’t fit together well in our youth-oriented minds.  They particularly don’t fit well in settings where the older person is dependent for care and personal privacy is… Read more »

End of life care – training makes all the difference

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It’s interesting in that two different news stories hit my desk this week.  One was a Wall Street Journal “Ask the Experts” column titled “How can we reduce end-of-life health-care costs?” The other was an article published online in the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA) titled “Attitudes toward Death, Dying, End-of-Life Palliative… Read more »

Chocolate Cake and Training Success

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Few things are as exciting as seeing your name (and passion) in print, at least for someone like me who thrives on talking to people about training. Thanks to the latest issue of Senior Living Executive, the official publication of the Assisted Living Federation of America, that’s our experience here at IPCed.  In fact, the… Read more »

What is Blending Learning – and Why Should You Know?

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Take a moment and think of the word “training.” What did you think of? A group of people listening to an instructor standing at the front of a room? Or maybe a person completing an e-learning module on a computer? Or even a mentor demonstrating a skill to a new employee in the work area?… Read more »