A Lesson in Leadership in Person-Centered Elder Care

A hand holding seashells in front of the ocean

This post was adapted from Lessons in Leadership for Person-Centered Elder Care by Nancy Fox, © 2017 by Health Professions Press.  Nancy Fox is a Nursing Home Administrator, former executive director of The Eden Alternative, and Chief Innovation Officer for Vivage Senior Living. She is also the author of Lessons in Leadership for Person-Centered Elder Care. Here, she shares a leadership lesson she learned while vacationing on Sanibel Island, after years spent transforming her organization into a person-centered care environment. "She fell and can't get up..." In the summer of 2003, I took … [Read more...]

The 12 Essential Components of an Orientation Program

      This post was adapted from Enhancing Staff Retention in Person-Centered Care Environments for Older Adults: How to Create and Implement a Comprehensive Orientation Program by Janine Lange, © 2015 by Health Professions Press. High employee turnover is one of the greatest challenges facing long-term care communities today. Without consistent staffing, care communities and their residents suffer the serious consequences of inadequate care, unnecessary expenses, and inefficient operations. Using these 12 components as the core of your orientation will form the … [Read more...]

Resource on Staff Retention in Long-Term Care Environments, from Health Professions Press, Wins American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Kaitlin Konecke, Marketing Manager Phone: 410-337-9585 x181 Email: kkonecke@healthpropress.com Baltimore, MD (February, 2017) — Health Professions Press’s new resource, Enhancing Staff Retention in Person-Centered Care Environments for Older Adults: How to Create and Implement a Comprehensive Orientation Program, by Janine M. Lange, has been named a winner of the 2016 American Journal of Nursing (AJN) Book of the Year Awards. The AJN Book of the Year program, presented by Wolters Kluwer, recognizes the very best in nursing publications. This exceptional … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Decrease Bullying

  This post has been adapted from Chapter 4 of Bullying Among Older Adults: How to Recognize and Address an Unseen Epidemic, by Robin Bonifas, © 2016 by Health Professions Press. People who rarely interact with older adults can often perceive that the population is composed primarily of sweet little grandmas and grandpas who get along well with one another. So it is surprising to learn that bullying behaviors actually occur among older adults—especially in senior programs and senior living facilities. Interventions to address bullying among older adults must consider what … [Read more...]