An op-ed in today's Saint Paul Pioneer Press by Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Ecumen, and Mary Birchard, executive director of the Minnesota/North Dakota chapter of the Alzheimer's Association follows:
Football season has ended: Perfect timing for this story from Ecumen blogger Jim Klobuchar:
"You're seeing a bit of a culture shift in understanding how care can happen.
- Kathryn West, who operates the Veterans Affairs Foster Care Program for Seniors
Ecumen co-blogger Helen Rickman sent over this YouTube videol today with the the title "It will make your day." It does. Enjoy. It's courtesy of three residents at Leisure World in Seal Beach, Calif.
Ritz-Carlton has a brand promise - "Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen" - and their 20 Basics of Service. I've never stayed in a Ritz-Carlton. Has any Changer Ager stayed there? Did you feel that they delivered on their commitment to service?
Longtime Forrester Research analyst Liz Boehm and contributor to Aging in Place Technology Watch ponders the
One of the details of health care we've been focused upon at Ecumen is The CLASS Act. It's a good idea that will come back even if health care reform goes away. There are other good ideas wrapped in the health care bills, too. But few of us know about them.