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Are You Ready for the Future?

By Len Fabiano  |  30 August 2017

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Our beliefs or values are established in childhood. Our society has seen a shift in values every decade. This means that the values for the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation were instilled in the 1950's and 60's. When this generation becomes the residents of long term care, they will have a phenomenal impact.

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Branding in Long-Term Care: Reinforcing the Message

By Jing Chen  |  23 August 2017

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All organizations create a culture, some better defined than others. However, not all organizations convert their culture into a Brand that reinforces the message of that culture.

Long-Term care is a competitive market. Although there is little need to market to potential customers (excluding private pay retirement homes), there is a constant competition to recruit and retain staff. In many instances, there is little difference in pay and benefits from one home to another in the same community. So what draws staff and more importantly what keeps staff at one site.

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Falls Risk in Long Term Care

By Haydee Tuazon  |  09 August 2017

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A fall is probably the greatest contributor to the loss of independence and health decline experienced by the elderly. In long term care, preventing falls is no easy task. Our mandate is a precarious balance between encouraging independence and protecting a resident from falling when we are presented with a dichotomy of needs: 

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The Mask of Management in Long Term Care

By Len Fabiano  |  02 August 2017

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Most nurses know that their actions, as well as their attitude, continually communicates to patients under their care. Many patients try to read something from our behavior or mannerisms that will tell them how they are doing. The same holds true for managers and their staff. Not all staff are open and assertive enough to ask what we think or feel about subjects pertaining to work. Instead they try to read from us clues that may give them that information.

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