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Finding Gratitude During Challenging Times

November 24, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

I find myself thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday much differently this year than any other time in my life. And I am sure all of you feel the same way. 2020, to say the least, has been filled...

COVID-19 & Compassion Fatigue: Combatting The Perfect Storm

November 18, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

I was reminded of just how long we’ve been under the grips of COVID-19 the other day. OnShift CEO Mark Woodka has been sending daily emails about a wide variety of topics to the entire OnShift team...

A Q&A With Eleanor Alvarez, A 2020 McKnight’s Women Of Distinction Hall Of Honor Inductee

October 2, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

I had the pleasure of chatting with the very impressive Eleanor Alvarez, founder and president of The Ganzhorn Suites and LeaderStat, and a recent McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor...

#Argentum2020 Recap: Innovative Senior Care Workforce Practices For The New Era

September 30, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

Last week I attended Argentum’s annual conference, which was of course held virtually this year. While I think many of us are still new to conducting business this way, I have to say I was extremely...

Supporting Your Essential Senior Living Employees During #NALW

September 14, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

Happy National Assisted Living Week! This year’s theme is “Caring is EssentiAL,” a nod to the heroic, essential caregivers fighting COVID-19 on the front lines. This week is not only a time to...

A Q&A With Wendy Simpson, McKnight's Women Of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

August 26, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

I had the pleasure of interviewing my former colleague and friend of many years, Wendy Simpson, who recently received the McKnight’s Women of Distinction Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wendy has served...

4 Pillars For Creating A Sense Of Community In Senior Care

July 24, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

I recently came across a story on McKnight’s Long-Term Care News that really resonated with me. Martie Moore, a frequent contributor, talked about the idea of creating a sense of community in the...

5 Positive Things To Come Out Of The COVID-19 Experience Thus Far

June 25, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

Sometimes it’s hard to see the silver linings when you’re in the thick of a tough situation. And the COVID-19 battle is unlike anything the world, especially the senior care industry, has faced. None...

Happy National Nurses Week, Month & Year!

May 6, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

It’s National Nurses Week! Or at least I thought it was. As I did my due diligence researching what I wanted to write about for this post, I discovered that our amazing nurses don’t just get a week...

A Few Feel-Good Stories To Boost Spirits During This Difficult Time

April 16, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

It’s still hard to believe what’s happening in the world right now. It was only few months ago I blogged about a suspected case of the novel coronavirus in my hometown. To say a lot has happened...

Celebrating The Wonderful Women Working In Senior Living

March 13, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

Spreading Random Acts Of Kindness In Senior Care

February 14, 2020 | Lisa Fordyce

It’s Valentine’s Day – a day dedicated to spreading the love. It's a time to tell all the people in our lives, not just our significant others, how much we cherish and appreciate them. I know we're...