Moving the assisted living industry forward. Tips and hints for the professional. Social Worker, Care planner, Assisted Living Provider.

Words that begin with “W”

Wherever you are, wherever you go, whatever the situation; often the best word to employ will start with  “W”.

 

By |November 10th, 2015|Professional Series|0 Comments

Want to Get More Done, Faster?

By Holly Pitas

As an Assisted Living Professional you have a lot to do, and little time to do it all. Looking for a great way to work together better with Discharge Planners?

In one place, bring together the people and tools you need to fill your empty beds.

5 cool things about online marketing that can make your day!

1.    Go Green.

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By |May 14th, 2010|Professional Series|0 Comments

How to Optimize Low Tech Etiquette in a High Tech World.

By Holly Pitas

Y’all come back now, Y’hear!  Do you remember that last line of the theme song from a 1960’s TV show.  “The Beverly Hillbillies” had Granny to look after the family. With her watchful eye and shotgun in hand, Granny took charge of the household.

On most days, you probably feel a kinship with Granny. As an assisted living professional you are charged with looking out for the better health and welfare of the elderly, and staff  in your facility; albeit,  minus the shot gun. In your fast paced day you often have only a few minutes to convey the depth of caring attention you and your staff provide.

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By |May 11th, 2010|Professional Series|0 Comments

When Siblings Disagree About Aging Parents – Who Is Right?

By Holly Pitas

Even in the happiest, most congenial of families, where you’ve gotten together for every holiday – differences of opinion exist. And they range from whether mashed potatoes are mandatory with lamb for Easter to what’s the best residential facility for a parent. Obviously the later decision is a bit more important, wouldn’t you say?

What happens when siblings differ, big time?

How can you navigate the trials of aging parents when you can’t stand to be in the same room with your childhood nemesis that just happens to share your DNA?

Remember, it’s not about you.  And, it’s not about your sibling. It’s about the best circumstances for your elder parent.  Keep your childhood ego under wraps and show up as a grownup.

Take stock of the situation Today.  And, respond in accordance with the person you are, Today.

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U.S.Health System Not Adequately Prepared For The Aging Sick

The problem can really break down for people with multiple chronic conditions.
By Janet Raloff

An editorial in tomorrow’s Journal of the American Medical Association offers anything but welcome words for Baby Boomers and their elders. These aging, if not geriatric, individuals constitute a large share of the 75-million-and-growing number of patients annually who must cope with at least two chronic medical conditions — ones that will each require at least a year of ongoing treatment.

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Ready for the WALA Conference?

By Holly Pitas

Leaving the office to attend a Conference is always a challenge. Our work continues to pile up on our desk whether or not we are in the office. We will always have more work than time.

The Conference formally begins on Wednesday March 24, 2010. This year is at Kalahari in Wisconsin Dells.

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By |March 23rd, 2010|Professional Series|1 Comment

Reverse Mortgages: Understanding the Basics

Stay in your home with peace of mind

Many older Americans facing retirement want to find a way to increase their monthly income.  Today, more than ever before, there are new and innovative home ownership options that can help seniors optimize cash flow and promote peace of mind.

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