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Nice isn’t enough….

Theodore Roosevelt has been credited with saying, “People won't care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  It’s common to find people who care in senior healthcare.  That’s nice.  You still want to know how much they know.  Senior services is a constantly growing industry and offers many enticing franchise opportunities and other businesses that have limited to…
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Gather ’round….

In 2012, I had the honor of attending a seminar featuring the late Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of “My Mother, Your Mother:  Embracing ‘Slow Medicine,’ The Compassionate Approach to Caring for your Aging Loved Ones.”  I had previously read the book and, awed by his insight, bought copies for each member of my assisted living leadership team;…
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When I started as a social worker in a nursing home many years ago, Alzheimer's Disease wasn't as studied as it is today.  There were many in the nursing home diagnosed with "probable Alzheimer's" or "senile dementia" but we had no special unit, programming, or training for these patients.  They were mingled within the general…
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Respect the Stuff

I'm currently working with a sweet couple, married over 60 years, who spent their lives in service to our country.  In their extended travels with the military, they lived in several foreign countries and their spacious home is filled with beautiful pieces of furniture and art.  Recognizing that they were in need of a little…
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