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Staffing Issues And Resolutions For Senior Services

We have all heard about staffing issues in every industry around the world, but today we are going to focus not only on staffing issues affecting our senior’s vital aging, but our panelists discuss a variety of resolutions that are worth checking out! You can watch the video interview below or listen on any of the podcast platforms. Join our hosts Lance A. Slatton and Lori La Bey as they dive into this very important conversation.

Staffing Issues And Resolutions For Senior Services

Joel Prevost, CMO, Prevost Partners

Joel Prevost is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Licensed Health Services Executive with more than 20 years of experience in long-term care and aging services. He has a deep understanding and passion for our senior population. He has successfully led regions, campuses, and communities including skilled nursing, assisted living, home care, hospice care, palliative care, transitional care, and adult day.

Prevost is an early adopter who zealously embraces technological advancements to make life easier. This enthusiasm transcends his role in consulting for healthcare and other industries. He also speaks locally, regionally, and nationally about the successes & lessons learned from leading teams, adopting innovations & the challenges of change management.

Staffing Issues And Resolutions For Senior Services

Deb Nygaard, LALD, Dir. Of Development at Arthur’s Senior Care 

Deb Nygaard has worked with Arthur’s Senior Care and the sister company ACR Homes for 35 years. She is currently responsible for admissions and outreach and is the Licensed Assisted Living Director. Deb does the dementia training for all new employees, as well as doing dementia training in the community, and most recently for employees of the Minneapolis / St. Paul airport with a team of volunteers from the Dementia Friendly Airports Working Group.



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Staffing Issues And Resolutions For Senior Services

Ron Bowen, Executive Director at The Pines at Hilton Head a WindRiver

Ron Bowen started his career in Healthcare in the late 1980’s after graduating from college with a BA in Mass Communication/Business. He found his passion working with the Older Adult population specifically those afflicted with Alzheimer’s/Dementia.  Ron has a Master’s in Human Development and Gerontology specializing in dementia. 

Ron’s philosophy and success have been incorporating Aging Theories into our knowledge of Alzheimer’s and other related dementias.  Even though some diseases can change personality, the older adults he has dealt with have had a lifetime of being themselves.  Knowing a person’s past personality, passions, triggers, and fears will better equip our caregivers to deal with behaviors and to gain trust with the individual we are serving.

Taking the concept of Emotional Intelligence, Ron believes we should be teaching our caregivers to “Read the Room” before approaching someone with dementia.  Once caregivers learn to “Read the Room,” we can teach the next approach which is gaining trust. Ron is currently the Executive Director at Pines at Hilton Head.

Staffing Issues And Resolutions For Senior Services

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