Month: September 2016

Family Matters: Ways to Improve Staff/Family Communications

Stephanie Gfeller, Long-term Care Program Coordinator and Judy Miller, Project Consultant, Kansas State University The importance of relationships between staff and family members is often overlooked and the relationship is not typically described positively. In one study that looked at… Read more

Houston, We Have a Problem

Ruta Kadanoff, Executive Director, Pioneer Network Is it just me, or are there red flags everywhere lately, calling on us to take notice of the impending collision between our demographics and our workforce trends? Evidence is mounting and the chorus… Read more

A Home: More Than Bricks and Mortar

Joan Devine, RN-C, Director of Education, Pioneer Network When we think of creating households for Elders, we often think first about the bricks and mortar, about major renovation or perhaps even an entirely new building. We think about smaller environments,… Read more

The Kitchen: The Heart of the Home

Linda Bump, MPH, RD, LNHA, Consulting Staff, Action Pact What possibilities can we create when we make the kitchen the heart of our home? We create Normal, Home and Community by honoring individual resident choice in dining. What better way… Read more