Month: July 2017

The Buzz from the Pioneer Network Conference

“There was an Elder who shared how best we should be communicating with our residents. ‘When we’re first getting there, give us space.  Don’t push us, but don’t give us too long’.”  Dayne DuVall, attendee at the session, Leveraging the Wisdom of our Elders. “I… Read more

If aging is so awful, how come no one wants to be younger?

Ashton Applewhite Activist Reprinted with permission from Sunday June 25, 2017 You hear people say, “I wish I were young again,” all the time. Yet I’ve never met anyone who would actually choose to move their game piece back on the… Read more

Transformation Through Relationship Based Care

Angie McAllister Director of Cultural Transformation, Signature HealthCare Over the past ten years the term “culture change” has become increasingly popular. In fact, I would count it as one of the top ten buzz words being carelessly thrown around the… Read more

Why Did the Staff Cross the Road?

Sarah Brown, RN, LNHA, BS Executive Director of Empira We have all heard the classic joke about why the chicken crossed the road. But why did the chicken really cross the road? Perhaps the most classic answer of all is… Read more