Alex Spanko

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Long-term care providers clamor for innovation to avert closing shop

2024-02-23T10:19:17-05:00February 23rd, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

“There is always going to be a portion of people who require maybe a more intensive level of care and also always a proportion of people who would prefer to receive care in a communal setting. How are you setting yourself up to be that provider of choice in a market where maybe there’s less global demand for nursing home beds, but people want privacy, people want to really know their caregivers?”

A Place for Dignity in Eldercare?

2024-02-22T16:29:31-05:00February 22nd, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"The evidence so far is that the staff is significantly more engaged with residents, avoidable hospitalizations and readmission rates are lower, and family satisfaction is higher. Perhaps most surprising to those who focus on costs, both interventions saw operating margins and market position tick up."

Minnesota ponders adding Green House homes to benefit growing aging population

2024-02-15T10:18:17-05:00February 15th, 2024|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"We have seen significant positive outcomes with this model of care, and I really think it is the empowered staff and the meaningful life focus that we have at the Green House home that contributes to keeping our staff, having our staff engaged, and really having them feel like they are the key in that relationship."

Green House providers finally finding traction with state governments

2023-12-11T09:17:11-05:00December 11th, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"Providers pursuing Green House projects and prioritizing steps to enhance care quality such as private rooms have won significant victories on Medicaid reimbursement funding in Ohio. The state’s budget has added significant funding for skilled nursing facilities beginning in 2024, including incentives for providing quality care that are still unusual from state governments."

Meaningful activities enable person-directed living

2023-11-28T14:33:11-05:00November 28th, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"CFI and its two organizations, The Green House Project and Pioneer Network, are known for ensuring the advancement of person-directed, relationship-rich living among all aging services settings. In Green House homes and other settings committed to non-institutional models of care, contextualizing and normalizing activities as part of everyday life is key to operations."

3 Experiments To Help Reduce Senior Care Worker Shortages

2023-11-16T16:48:18-05:00November 16th, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"Three modest, low-cost experiments may help in small ways today and point the way to bigger, longer-term solutions ... One idea, designed by a group of creative nursing home operators under the banner of the Center for Innovation, is built around interactive training modules that teach staff how to better provide true resident-centered care."

Experts share ways to maximize organizational investment in training

2023-11-02T09:26:04-04:00November 2nd, 2023|Categories: In The News, National Media Items|

"Long-term care leaders and managers have 'superpowers' that can improve their organizations’ return on investment in corporate training, according to experts speaking at a recent webinar sponsored by the Green House Project. Resources that can help managers avoid the challenges they face may be untapped, said Marla DeVries, chief learning officer at Green House Project’s parent organization, the Center for Innovation."

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