Training is as Important as Pay? Just ask the Family!

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 »

Training and Employee Engagement

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  We’ve been talking about employee engagement here quite a bit lately.  You may have listened in on our webinar on June 16 on that topic, presented by two of the best “engagement specialists” on our team here at IPCed. You’ve probably heard me talk about how much engaged employees improve your overall satisfaction ratings… Read more »

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.

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 »