Shmuel's love for people, business and applied technology has led the way to create The Nursing Home Podcast.
*** We apologize in advance for the audio quality in today's episode. It was recorded remotely but was too good not to share. ***In today's episode, we meet Kathy Parry - The Resilience Expert, who helps professionals stay energized, engaged, and effective especially during disruptive and traumatic events.Kathy shares the science behind responding to unexpected traumatic events. There are critical issues that are bubbling beneath the surface and are being suppressed to enable coping with the issue at hand. However, if not dealt with it will grow and fester until the point of breakage. Kathy compares it to a rubber band being stretched and stretched. As long as it's intact, the stress creates lots of potential energy, but if stretched a bit too far the rubber band (our healthcare workers) can snap. Some nursing homes and hospitals are addressing this head-on and have made resources available to their staff to ensure they are in a good place mentally and physically.  It's imperative that this is a focus area even or especially in times of crisis like these days, to ensure the safety and well being of our healthcare staff, and by extension, our patients and residents.  Reach out to - for your free downloadable resilience toolkit!
Brianne Schmitz actually graduated college with a music therapy degree and started doing music therapy in a nursing home. When the administrator noticed her interest in the business end of the operations, she was encouraged to pursue this.Brianne is uniquely equipped to fully understand the journey and the subtleties of the resident experience having entered the role from the softer, music therapy side. 
In this episode we meet Michael Citronenbaum of Unclaimed Financial, a company that finds money that's rightfully theirs. These funds are from unclaimed insurance claims, forgotten accounts and other sources. Today we learn about the recent financial assistance programs available to nursing home providers which puts them in a much better financial position for the short term. This will enable them to manage some of the immediate financial challenges while managing this crisis.HHS - government funding initiative for care providersPPP - Payroll Protection ProgramReach out to Michael!
In this episode, we meet a nursing home administrator, Nicole Verdon, who passionately share the dedication and devotion of the nursing home caregivers and the lack of adequate funding for even the basic level of care pre Covid19.A nursing home loses an average of $38/day per Medicaid Patient in Massachusetts. With an average 70% Medicaid census, this business model simply does not work!It's time for a change!Nicole Verdon on LinkedInTNHP episode with Mark Parkinson, CEO of the American Health Care Association.
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May 1st, 1983
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
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2 days, 9 hours