I get asked all the time..."How do you do what you do for others?" "What's it like to be a first responder to seniors?" "Can your clients REALLY call you 24-Hours a Day on your Home Care Hotline?" (yes they…
What could be a more compelling reason for staying at home in your aging years than holidays like Halloween? Those same neighborhood kids who you saw dressed as turtles and bunnies on their very first trip around the block with…
This year I have been asked to work with the 4th Grade Class at St. Agatha School in Upper Arlington. Fourth Graders at St. Agatha begin to explore service in their community and begin to do projects revolving around empathy,…
"IS IT TIME FOR HOME CARE?" This is not said sarcastically, but sometimes it could be interpreted that way. Sometimes the need for care is a screamingly obvious SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS type of situation. Have you ever seen…
In 2001 my eyes were open to a new brand of human being. I had flown to Arizona to interview with a Hospice company. My whole life I have always admired individuals that could put the needs of others in…
A revelation often occurs at the most painful of times. You've reached total exhaustion. You've worked your fingers to the bone. You have reached a boiling point. You have erupted at someone you love. You have tried to keep all…
If you read our blog last week: "5 Strategies for Speaking with Mom about Care at Home" you may be inching closer towards this discussion in your own family with your own Mom and Dad. Win-Win...When Do you remember the…
“Yes….If”. If you are a parent, you’ve employed this strategy in order to satiate a child’s endless desire to satisfy their impassioned energies.
“Can I go to the park?”, “Yes..IF you clean your room.” “Can I have my allowance early?” “Yes, IF you do your chores early”
I have seen this same strategy successfully employed by the daughters of 85 year old parents. Believe it or not, the most difficult part about getting care started in your elderly Mom and Dad’s home? The Conversation. Talking about it. Seems kinda silly doesn’t it? Well, it’s true. And yes, it appears to be a difficult conversation. In reality? It just needs to be framed in the right light.
We can help you foster that conversation with these 5 insights.
5 Strategies for Speaking to Mom & Dad about Care at Home
Shaping Your Company Culture
In my years in Hospice I had an unique opportunity to build something that shaped our entire company culture. This project would also provide a guiding light to make each discipline in our company better at their job.
The program was called the “The Model & Mentor Program”. My first task was to find the ‘Model Employees’. Who are your models? Models are those who are so good at their specific job that they redefine it. They LEAP OVER the Job Description in a single bound and directly into a new territory of effectiveness. They are fearless, tireless job ‘role models‘.
Let Your Great Staff Shine
Maybe you have some of these model people in your organization. Are you fostering their talents? Did you find some great people in your recruiting efforts? Do you have Diamonds in the Rough? If you do, you are lucky. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to rest on your laurels. If you do work that inspires your best, and challenges them to be even BETTER? You will attract even more ‘lucky hires’.
But let’s start with how to bring the better into the BEST.
Here are some tips to better challenge and inspire your company Hero’s:
Lets admit something here. We only shop for rain jackets WHILE IT’S RAINING.
We don’t buy SOUP unless it’s cold outside. When it’s cold? We stock up.
We are odd creatures. This is established and confirmed.
When we go to the store for an item…We need it NOW. Here are some signs that prove YOU need to be making arrangements for Mom & Dad NOW.
5 Signs Mom & Dad Need Help NOW!!