Do the RIGHT Thing for the RIGHT Reason. It's an Inside-Out Thing

Posted by Pam Brandon on Feb 2, 2022 3:00:00 PM

I use the term "inside-out" a lot. Maybe too much, but it goes back to my early parenting days when I'd tell my kids that beauty starts on the inside. Then it moved to creativity, integrity, happiness, and so on. I think they got the picture. 

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Topics: person-centered culture, AGE-u-cate Training Instiute, Mission, Vision, Values, Senior Care Leadership

How Does Aging Services Get Back to The Future?

Posted by Julie Boggess on Sep 23, 2021 2:39:22 PM

I attended the most extraordinary virtual symposium with my AGE-u-cate colleague, Laura Ellen Christian.  Hosted by Penny Cook and her team at The Pioneer Network, the day was entitled "Envisioning the Future:  Finding Meaning & Purpose."  Both of our heads were spinning all day as we furiously chatted via Teams our take-a-ways and ideas. 

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Topics: culture change, person-centered culture, person-centered thinking, peoplefirst, citizenship culture, back to basics

Maintaining and Building a Healthy Culture in Spite of a Pandemic

Posted by Pam Brandon on Aug 30, 2021 8:13:38 PM

Many Aging Services leaders are working tirelessly to maintain and even rebuild a positive culture within their care communities.  The question is whether this is possible to do during a lingering pandemic?  A McKnight's Long-Term Care News article opined that it is possible, in spite of a pandemic.  

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Topics: leadership, Well-Being, elder care communities, Cultural Competency, person-centered culture, relationship

Comparing Apples and Oranges... A Personal Perspective

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 3, 2017 11:50:52 AM

Comparing apples to oranges is a phrase to describe something which is both the same and different simultaneously depending on your point of view. When someone says "you're comparing apples to oranges" they're really saying "Why are you trying to compare those things? You can't compare apples to oranges, they're just not the same thing."

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Topics: The Family Caregiver, Senior Care Professionals, eldercare, VA, skilled nursing, person-centered culture

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