Posts Tagged ‘nurse’

“Volunteers Supplement Not Replace Staff”

               During a conversation with a CEO of a chain of nursing homes, I steered the conversation towards, what I predict will be, the critical role volunteers will play in the long-term care of older frail adults over the coming four decades. As soon as I mentioned that volunteers can be trained to provide personal cares such as grooming, dressing, and even feeding residents, the CEO barked back “They can’t replace staff!” “Oh no! I don’t want to

One of the few places where I hear “Thank You.”

I love radio broadcasting and there are days when I miss it. Starting in 1996, we produced a live radio program every Saturday at 2 p.m. At that time, our target audience was the residents of long-term care facilities, i.e., nursing homes and assisted living facilities, but over time learned our listening audience included people of all ages. I used Garrison Keillor's "Prairie Home Companion" as a template for our program using live music, writing and performing skits, and having the