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Elevate Eldercare

Oct 5, 2022

The pandemic threw a harsh light on the lack of autonomy that far too many people experience when receiving care in an institutional setting, and supporting resident choice and decision-making ability has become an important area of reform action.

 

Jill Vitale-Aussem, president and CEO of Christian Living Communities,...


Sep 28, 2022

Frequently lost in the debates over nursing home reform is an uncomfortable fact: the federal and state governments spend billions on care in outdated, understaffed institutions that don’t always put residents’ needs first, and we’re all collectively getting what we’re paying for.

By better aligning...


Sep 21, 2022

Susan Ryan and Alex Spanko discuss a pair of interviews with care professionals conducted at the recent Pioneer Network conference.

First up, Lauren Flores – director of life enrichment at Green House adopter Mt. San Antonio Gardens in Pomona, Calif. – discusses her path from Disney to eldercare, and why she...


Sep 14, 2022

Organizations in all industries have embraced the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their operations – but how can eldercare organizations go beyond trainings and workshops to create truly inclusive cultures?

We asked that question to a variety of leaders at the Pioneer Network conference this past...


Sep 7, 2022

The voices from the Pioneer Network conference continue to speak as Alex Spanko and Penny Cook break down a pair of interviews focusing on the need for inherent humanity – and not just medical care – in eldercare settings.

First up, Paul Falkowski discusses his advocacy for the vital role of nursing home volunteers,...