Category: Volunteering

Join me for the ‘Relaxed Lane’ challenge!

Posted by Dr. El - March 1, 2017 - Customer service, Inspiration, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Volunteering

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Join me for the ‘Relaxed Lane’ challenge! Denise B. Scott, president of Drive Consulting, posted an intriguing story on LinkedIn the other day about a Scottish supermarket that partners with Alzheimer Scotland to help those with memory loss. The workers are trained to understand how to […]

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Clone this woman. Steal this idea.

Posted by Dr. El - March 29, 2016 - Business Strategies, Customer service, Inspiration, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, Money Issues, Resident care, Something Good About Nursing Homes, Volunteering

Here’s my latest article on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News: Clone this woman. Steal this idea. A few months ago, I was consulting at the Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jamaica, NY, when a remarkable woman named Trudy Schwarz walked down the hall. Her noteworthy qualities were obvious in several ways. A diminutive woman, […]

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Nursing Home Volunteer: ‘Tis the Season to Encourage Volunteerism

Posted by Dr. El - October 11, 2011 - Volunteering

Synchronicity: A reader commented on one of my recent blog posts, saying that nursing assistants need assistants of their own and noting the improvement volunteers can make in the quality of life in a nursing home.  The next morning I read a post on my town message board asking about volunteer opportunities over the holidays, […]

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10 Great Reasons to Volunteer in a Nursing Home

Posted by Dr. El - April 19, 2010 - Something Good About Nursing Homes, Volunteering

Volunteering in a nursing home can be a rewarding, life-changing experience for many people and for a variety of reasons, some of which I’ve posted below. Please add your thoughts in the Comments section. The Savvy Resident’s Guide is a quick read and a great way to get an overview of how nursing homes work and […]

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9 Uncommon Nursing Home Volunteer Positions I’d Like to See Filled

Posted by Dr. El - April 5, 2010 - Customer service, Tips for gifts, visits, Volunteering

Most of the excellent nursing home volunteers I’ve encountered over the years have been involved with the recreation department, hosting or bringing residents to activities. Here are some other positions of great value to the residents, some of which I’ve witnessed and others I’d like to see. Please add your additions to the Comments section. […]

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Why Every Nursing Home Should Have a Volunteer Coordinator (and what they do)

Posted by Dr. El - March 17, 2010 - Business Strategies, Something Good About Nursing Homes, Volunteering

In addition to meeting the needs of residents, enhancing community relations, and increasing the visibility of and referrals to the nursing home, Volunteer Coordinators provide a huge bang for the buck. Ellen Stein, Director of Volunteer Services at the Cabrini Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in New York City, shares her secrets for obtaining 600 […]

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Something Good About Nursing Homes: Gary M. Riffe’s Story

Posted by Dr. El - October 2, 2009 - Anecdotes, Customer service, For Fun, Something Good About Nursing Homes, Volunteering

This positive story about long term care is from the perspective of a nursing home administrator/president. If you’d like to add your own good news, please use the comments box at the bottom of the post, or for a possible featured blog post, send me an email using the Contact Me button on the top […]

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