Whether you are a turkey-lover or practice a meat-free diet, chances are when you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner that stuffing is one of the showstoppers on the table. Whether you call it dressing or stuffing, whether it’s in the bird or prepared in a separate dish, you can’t go wrong with chunks of bread cooked with celery, broth and special seasonings.
A few weeks ago, we conducted our fall TCN Leadership Immersion Course. We were thrilled to have over 80 leaders from six states participating, and their engagement level was off the charts. Due to COVID, as with most trainings and meetings, we pivoted to Zoom for the conference, which made the engagement level even more impressive given the virtual nature, in addition to the fact that the training took place over three consecutive days.
Since mid-March, I have heard many hospice leaders share that their organizations have been unable to continue strategic sales initiatives due to “the COVID effect.”
Do you remember back a long, long time ago when a phone call was pretty much how you got things done?
Hospices are on the hook for all items, services, and drugs related to the patient’s prognosis. Stated in CMS language: “…services Unrelated to the terminal illness and related conditions should be exceptional, unusual, and rare … hospices are required to provide virtually all the care needed by terminally ill patients.”
A couple of months ago I ordered my groceries online and went to pick them up as I have done a dozen times. I had ordered a bunch of fresh cilantro as part of the order. When I got home and unloaded the groceries, I noticed I had received a tiny little box of organic dried cilantro which was three times more expensive than the bunch of fresh cilantro I had ordered and paid for.
It has been said that success is frequently determined by the ability to adapt and respond to the speed of change. In years past this concept has been related to such things as technology, economics, demographics, and the political climate.
Several years ago, I wrote a blog on the rhythms of life. It was the collective wisdom I have harvested over the years from mentors, books, and daily living about how to have a better “work - life balance”.
Telehealth is here to stay!!
By removing barriers of time and distance, and most recently to ensure the health and safety of our patients and families as well as clinicians, telehealth can deliver important medical and other health and education services.
You may have seen our tribute to Dr. Lee Thayer several weeks back. We were honored to give an ode to him and his work as he passed on from this world. For many of us in TCN, Dr. Thayer had a great impact on our lives and our learning and development as leaders.