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Our People: Our Most Important Asset

Human Resources is not just about payroll, policies, procedures, and benefits. The most important aspect of HR has always been and remains the people.  But you can’t just say “our employees are our most important assets,” you have to show it.  With today’s changes in the workplace and the ongoing economic news, it is easy to lose […]

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Controlling the Cost of Medicare

Turn on the national evening news any day of the week and you are guaranteed to see at least one story about the Medicare system.  With people living longer and the price of health care increasing, insurers are looking at new and creative ways to control costs. As the Admissions Supervisor at The Friendly Home, […]

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Volunteers Make a Difference!

In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, we’ve asked one of our many devoted volunteers who do so much to enrich the lives of Friendly Home Members, to write this blog. Thank you to volunteer Gretchen Dewan for writing this post, as well as our very special visitors Jasper and Erika! Most Thursday mornings […]

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“I’m Not Ready Yet!”

This is the most common statement I hear from prospective residents.  My response is usually: “What are you not ready for?”  Not mowing your lawn, not cleaning your house, or complete freedom from home maintenance and having a four star restaurant to enjoy or cater a dinner party for you?    Everyone you meet at Cloverwood […]

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Culture Change at the Friendly Home

The Friendly Home is on a culture change journey to create a home for our Members in which person-centered care and relationship-building are paramount. The culture change movement has been sweeping nursing homes across the country in an effort to transform facilities from the traditional models of medical institutions into homes where residents’ choices and […]

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What’s Doing at the Friendly Home?

How many of you watch television, whether a favorite show, sports or the news? How many of you read the newspaper, listen to the radio or music, go to a barber or salon for a hair cut, enjoy talking with neighbors or visiting with family and friends? These simple pleasures remain no matter where we […]

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“It was a Wise Decision”

Patients recovering from illness, injury or elective surgery are faced with the decision of whether to go directly home from the hospital or recover in a rehab facility. Home care is great when the patient is ready for that level of care; however, many times the patient needs the intensity, equipment and motivation provided in […]

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Person-Centered Care: Much More than a Buzz Word

No one’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss conditions is quite the same. At Glenmere, our mission is to really get to know each person: likes and dislikes, personalities, unique strengths and struggles, and then tailor our care to best serve those particular needs. This focus on the individual is paramount. We work […]

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Culture Change at the Friendly Home: A Historical Continuum of Reform

The recent initiative undertaken by the Friendly Home to educate its entire staff about the intricacies of person-centered care (also known as Culture Change) exemplifies the continuation of the historic trajectory of medical institutions, and represents the next stage in the Reform Movement that initiated the creation of the Home. The values associated with Culture […]

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Happy New Year!

Another new year, another round of New Year’s Resolutions! We asked a variety of folks around the Friendly Home to share their hopes, goals and ambitions for 2014. Here are the responses we’ve received from our staff, Members, TCC patients, and families. Though simply stated, many of these sentiments are quite profound and meaningful, focusing […]

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