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Tuesday, 10 November 2009 00:21

 

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Case Study: Leadership Learning Curve

09/14/2010
When it comes to his leadership qualities, this senior living executive says he's come a long way. At first, he admits, he probably wasn't a very good leader at all. In 1992, fresh out of college, he was hired by a senior living company in Baltimore. That's when he found his career calling ...
09/14/2010
The secret to aging well is laughing about it, says author and humorist Dr. Natasha Josefowitz. Backed by an arsenal of statistics and research findings, Josefowitz makes several points that relate to resident-centered care …
09/14/2010
Giving good advice isn’t what makes leaders effective in a mentoring relationship, says Kathy Kram, professor of organizational behavior at the Boston University School of Management. Rather, there are two main strategies great mentors should master if they want to succeed in their roles. The first is to be a skillful and active listener …
09/14/2010
Nursing home facilities nationwide are changing the way they do business –focusing on how in-demand assisted living communities operate – as they aim to adapt to a changing environment that no longer wants their product, reports The Associated Press. But is it too little, too late? Financial experts say such a trend can only have a positive effect on the credit market for future assisted living growth …
09/14/2010
A National Institute on Aging-supported study has found that mild cognitive impairment (MCI), typically a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease, appears to be more prevalent in older men than older women. How will this affect resident-focused care strategies?
09/14/2010
Veterans are increasingly using their benefits to pay for assisted living. But the number of beneficiaries could be higher, experts say. There are nearly 13 million wartime veterans in the United States who could qualify for nearly $2,000 monthly toward assisted living …
09/14/2010
The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists collaborated to produce the CEAL Medical Administrative Pocket Guide. The 46-page book is filled with tips to help caregivers provide effective and efficient medication assistance to residents …
09/14/2010
Chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) held a hearing on Sept. 7 focused on how reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 2011 can improve services for Wisconsin seniors …
09/14/2010
The 2011 ALFA Conference & Expo is April 5-7 in Orlando, Florida, and the association is currently accepting speaker proposals from innovative leaders from both small and large organizations to educate senior living professionals. Proposals are being accepted through the end of October. Submit yours today!
09/14/2010
ALFA will begin 2011 membership renewals in October. In an effort to reduce the administrative costs of renewal, we’ve streamlined this process for you.
09/07/2010
Social media use continues to grow dramatically across all age groups – but in the past year, the number of social seniors has increased most, according to the latest findings from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. Individuals 65 and older increasingly are tapping social networking sites daily to connect with friends and family – a trend that also will influence what residents expect from their communities …
09/07/2010
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has decreased its estimate for how many Americans will die in an average flu season – from the typically referenced 36,000 to 24,000 …
09/07/2010
The U.S. birth rate has declined for the second year running and experts believe the recession is to blame. The 2009 rate was the lowest in a century and may affect the caregiver resources …
09/07/2010
The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, of which ALFA is a member, continues to monitor actions by the National Labor Relations Board. Of particular interest is The Dana Corp. decision. If reversed by the NLRB, then employees could lose the right to a secret ballot vote if they choose to challenge recognizing a union in their workplace …
09/07/2010
There’s never been a successful CEO that focused only on the company’s end product, says Fabrizio Freda, CEO of cosmetic company Estee Lauder. Rather, truly effective company leaders must see everything in one big picture, including employee satisfaction, peripheral consumers to your product, and how strategies now set your company up for the future …
09/07/2010
Leading senior living companies opened the c-suite door to women long ago. Now, those with the most skill and savvy hold some powerful reins – despite ongoing challenges. Six leading women in the business weigh in on their experiences and strategies for success …
09/07/2010
There’s still time to register for a Webinar series from the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL). The first of four Webinars takes place Sept. 29 and focuses on promoting excellence in assisted living through effective workplace practices. Each Webinar is an hour long and registered participants are eligible for 1 CEU …
09/07/2010
Eager to share solutions and best practices with other senior living professionals? ALFA Exchange can help …
08/31/2010
Provider companies and caregivers nationwide have been closely watching the case of an Indiana nursing home resident who did not receive care after a fall because she had issued specific instructions about the race of her caregivers …
08/31/2010
A new Medicare effort that attempts to make it easier for seniors to pick prescription plans may result in 3 million seniors switching coverage options during this fall’s open enrollment season …

 

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