Mandating increased staffing at nursing homes may seem like a no-brainer. But are more regulations and enforcement – “getting tough” - really the best answer? Patrick Bultema, takes on this question in the latest CEO Spotlight.
We are more than the sum of our parts. Person-directed care begins and ends with the quality of our relationships. And building stronger caring relationships means understanding and honoring the unique identity of every individual we support – their challenges, their strengths, their stories… and the “intersection” between them.
Every time we help just one person feel seen, or feel safer, or feel unconditionally accepted – no matter what their wounds may be – we help create a kinder, more inclusive world.
The Eden Alternative believes that words make worlds. So let’s get clear about this. How much turnover constitutes a “little?” Is it 10%, 20%, 30%? What is reasonable for current leaders to expect (according to the mythology)?
That’s how we should view the word ‘facility’. As the queen mother of all dirty words. The F-bomb. Pay attention and you’ll notice it’s still spoken by people in our field constantly. And used by our regulatory agencies. It’s time to eradicate “facility” from our vocabulary.
Nursing Homes Need Support, Not Blame. The vast majority of nursing homes are full of incredibly talented, passionate and dedicated leaders and team members who are doing the very best they can during a devastating and unprecedented time.