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Episode 8 – Ode to Joy

The gauntlet has been thrown down: senior living operators have been challenged to maximize their residents’ opportunities for joy — especially given its immense value and benefits. In this episode, SHF Publisher Steve Moran interviews Ingrid Fetell…

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Episode 6 – Accountability, Part II

In Part 2 of this episode, we continue our conversation about accountability with culture guru Denise Boudreau-Scott, found and president of Drive. Here she relates a personal story that exemplified how a positive company culture works. And, she…

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Episode 6 – Accountability, Part I

In Part 1 of this episode Podcast Cohost Pam McDonald and Denise Boudreau-Scott discuss accountability – why it matters in senior living, what it looks like, and how to achieve it by creating positive company culture. Denise is founder and president…

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Episode 4, Part II

In this episode, we continue our interview with senior living sales superstar Paul Peck, who shares his best recommendations for improving occupancy. Here he details the how-to for calculating the numbers needed to reach sales goals, as well as…

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Episode 4, Part I

In this interview, presented in 2 parts, sales leader Paul Peck details his method for getting to 90% occupancy and beyond. A regional sales director with Pacifica Senior Living and over 15 years’ experience, Paul has guided numerous communities to…

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Episode 3

Episode 3: More often these days we hear that ours is an industry ripe for disruption. This episode presents two interviews we hope inform your thinking about changes you may want to make in what you offer to attract and serve Boomers and succeeding…

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Episode 2

Episode 2: Get lots of info and some practical tips for using social media for marketing your community from Tech Writer Susan Saldibar in our “Best Practices for Best Results” segment. Check out her Facebook page, Susan Saldibar Marketing Services….

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Episode 1

Episode 1:”Best Practices for Best Results” features Wendy D’Alessandro who discusses making the most of PR in senior living. She’s a writer and thought leader on the Senior Housing Forum team with over 18 years’ experience. www.lynnpr.com

“Hacks for

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What is Going Well?

I am hoping you will help me write this article!

Early this week I attended the Oregon Health Care Association Annual Convention in Portland. My specific task was to represent Vigil Health Solutions at the trade show. It is a really positive convention because there are many Oregon senior housing communities that have and love the Vigil System. They have consistently found that the system both effectively protects their residents and improves their competitive position in the marketplace.

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The Penalties Are Coming!

According to Kaiser Health News beginning October 2012, more than 2,000 hospitals will see a penalty of up to 1% for excessive re-admissions.  Current statistics show that 1 in 5 Medicare residents are readmitted within 30 days of discharge.  This is bad for the patients and expensive for all of us.

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Networking to Fill Your Community

If your senior housing community is full and you have a deep waiting list don’t bother reading this!The National Investment Center for Senior Housing (NIC) says the current senior housing occupancy rate is 88.6% this is not...

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A Real Life Success Story

Recently I was in Victoria, BC for meetings at Vigil Health Solutions and we got to telling real life stories about how our dementia care system makes a difference in the lives of residents, communities and staff.  Troy...

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Senior Housing and LinkedIn

Several Months ago I ran a survey on how the Senior Housing Industry.  In addition to giving people to in just a few words, describe the benefits they receive from LinkedIn.  I have included a sampling of those...

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Reflections . . . .

Next week with I will continue with the series on Content Marketing (part 1, part 2). This week some randomness . . . . .LOOKING BACK My first post blog post was June 10, just six months ago. The first week just a handful...

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