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LED Talks

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Provider magazine will curate a series of six 18-minute thought-provoking talks. Known as LED -- Lead, Engage, Discover -- they are aimed at bringing you topics and ideas that are evocative, inspirational, and sometimes unsettling.



The Millennials' Real Impact on Employee Turnover
Cara Siletto
The long term and post-acute business is changing, and so have employee expectations. As the economy improves, more job opportunities exist and LinkedIn poachers are hunting for talent. This means the power has shifted, since the recession, from employers to employees. To retain critical talent, successful companies are putting forth intentional effort and resources to create an organizational culture where people want to work. In addition, the Millennials (workers under 36) are now the largest generational group in the workforce, and they'll outnumber the Boomers and GenXers combined by 2020. Cara Silletto, a millennial herself, will share a new perspective on the Millennial mindset. She will uncover why Millennials think and act so differently than previous generations and share strategies for improving management effectiveness in order to reduce unnecessary employee turnover. Her first-hand stories about technology, authority, work/life balance, loyalty and entitlement fuel an eye-opening discussion about which traditional business principles need a revamp for today's changing workplace.
Never Burn a Bridge
Bob Siebel
Those in the long term and post-acute care profession know the importance of understanding and utilizing management techniques and protocols for improved outcomes with resident and staff satisfaction. As our world increasingly revolves around data mining, measurement tools, and ever changing management improvement ideas, we sometimes forget that a large part of the success of both individuals and organizations is their willingness to work in divergent, and sometimes adversarial situations and to move beyond personalities for a positive outcome. Relationships, whether personal or business, really matter. The person we are upset with today may resurface tomorrow as a key decision maker that can improve or decimate our outcomes. Bob Siebel, president and chief executive officer of Carriage Healthcare, Inc., knows this all too well. Citing personal experience and observation, he discusses helpful tools for interfacing with residents, families, government, insurers, and others who have a direct influence on your ability to achieve both personal and business related goals. In short, this concept is “Never Burn a Bridge.”
Awakening the Artist Within during Alzheimer’s
Dr. Daniel Potts
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Entrepreneur in Residence
Andrew Smith, Director of Strategy and Innovation, Brookdale Senior Living
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Saying No to More: Medical Care At The End Of Life
David Gifford, MD, Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, AHCA/NCAL, Washington, DC
As a geriatrician, Dr. David Gifford has spent much time talking to his elderly patients and their families about what they wanted as they grew older. While society assumes more health care is better and living longer is better, his patients did not always share this view. In fact, they usually expressed a desire to maximize their quality of life, even when it increased their risk of harm or a shorter life. For family members and care providers, this often conflicts with the traditional approach of maximizing a patient’s safety and extending their life using more medical care. Often, more medical care at the end of life does not help improve individuals’ health. It may or may not prolong one’s life in a state of health the person does not want at the expense of a much worse quality of life. This session will discuss this tension and incorporate personal and professional stories of patients who decided against more medical care and putting the concept of “no to more” into practice.
From Patient to Practitioner, A Personal Journey
Jessica Sobul, Rehabilitation Director, FutureCare
Jessica Sobul, Rehab Director at FutureCare, is no stranger to overcoming incredible obstacles. Her journey through pregnancy, cancer, and a MRSA infection left her trached on ventilator in a medically induced coma, bed bound with bilateral foot drop and a stage 3 pressure ulcer to her sacrum, all while being a new mother. In this presentation, she will discuss her amazing journey from patient to practitioner. From the interdisciplinary team of professionals who directly impacted her recovery process to her family and caregivers providing much empathy and love, several individuals facilitated her personal motivation to a path of wellness. After coming full circle through her recovery, Jessica’s Aha moment was just the beginning to a life beyond recovery.


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