Category: Books/media of note

The image of LTC in the arts

Posted by Dr. El - August 4, 2017 - Books/media of note, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Personal Reflections

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: The image of LTC in the arts I was perusing The New York Times last week when I came upon an article about a play centering on my favorite topic — aging. “Singing Beach,” by playwright Tina Howe, revolves around the drama that consumes a family […]

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Free Gift! Holiday Savings! New LTC resources from some of the best

Posted by Dr. El - December 7, 2016 - Books/media of note, Bullying/Senior bullying, Business Strategies, Common Nursing Home Problems and How Psychologists Can Solve Them, Customer service, Dementia, Engaging with families, McKnight's Long-Term Care News

The Savvy Resident’s Guide can help set reasonable expectations for your new residents and families, leading them to view their stays in a more favorable light. To see how, download a FREE Kindle version between December 7-9th and take advantage of Holidays Savings of 20% off bulk orders of 25 or more copies through Friday, December […]

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4 ways to find out why your aides are leaving

Posted by Dr. El - September 28, 2016 - Books/media of note, Business Strategies, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Motivating staff

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: 4 ways to find out why your aides are leaving Once, when I worked for a managed care company, I rode down a packed elevator with the CEO, who commented drily on the crowd, saying, “It must be 5:01.” What I thought, but did not say, […]

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NYTimes: Too Old for Sex? Not at This Nursing Home

Posted by Dr. El - July 14, 2016 - Books/media of note, Business Strategies, Customer service, Resident education/Support groups, Something Good About Nursing Homes

Food for thought in this New York Times article: Too Old for Sex? Not at This Nursing Home By WINNIE HU JULY 12, 2016 When Audrey Davison met someone special at her nursing home, she wanted to love her man. Her nurses and aides at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale did not try to stop […]

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Dr. El’s work mentioned on “Last Comforts” blog

Posted by Dr. El - June 9, 2016 - Books/media of note, End of life, Resident care

I’m pleased to report a nice mention of my work on the blog of journalist Ellen Rand, author of Last Comforts: Notes from the Forefront of Late Life Care. Last Comforts, the book and the blog, focus on improving ways of managing late-life care.  Below is an excerpt of her blog post. The rest can […]

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America has a major misconception about aging

Posted by Dr. El - April 28, 2015 - Books/media of note, Business Strategies

I’m honored to be included among the 44 industry experts asked about the future of long-term care in this informative infographic and article: 

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The New Old Age Blog absorbed into NYT/Health

Posted by Dr. El - January 16, 2015 - Books/media of note, Personal Reflections

As regular readers may know, I’m a big fan of The New York Times’ New Old Age column, which has been a treasure trove of information on issues related to aging and caregiving.  It was founded by Jane Gross in 2008 and continued by Paula Span until the recent decision to discontinue the blog. Paula Span […]

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Honoring Outstanding Residents and Others

Posted by Dr. El - September 26, 2014 - Books/media of note, Inspiration, Something Good About Nursing Homes

Signature HealthCARE alerted me (via Tweet!) about their Quality of Life program where they recognize outstanding residents and others in their community. On October 9th at 6pm ET, Signature HealthCARE will simultaneously induct over 350 distinguished individuals in 87 care centers into their Hall of Fame. The Signature Hall of Fame website contains a gallery […]

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Assisted Living Documentary by Resident Dick Weinman

Posted by Dr. El - September 11, 2014 - Books/media of note, Customer service, Inspiration, Resident care

As a psychologist, I have the privilege of hearing the perspective of residents on a regular basis. For those of you who aren’t so lucky, here’s an insightful video by a resident of an assisted living facility. Dick Weinman, retired professor of broadcast communications at Oregon State University, author and former radio personality, provides a […]

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The Second Wind Tour

Posted by Dr. El - May 22, 2014 - Anecdotes, Books/media of note, Inspiration, Something Good About Nursing Homes

Last month I had the chance to attend the launch of Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book, Second Wind. Bill Thomas, founder of the Eden Alternative and creator of The Green House, has written many books about changing the culture of care in nursing homes. In his new book, he shifts his focus to helping readers […]

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