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John O'Connor

John O'Connor

John is the editorial director, vice president and associate publisher of McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Long-Term Care News. He joined McKnight's in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was introduced to journalism, late-night bull sessions and many of his closest friends. Before McKnight's, John worked at a weekly newspaper in Chicago. An avid reader and sports fan, he has a weakness for magazines, biographies and almost anything containing chocolate. John lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Layne, and their two children.

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Two ways home care can address racial inequality?

George Floyd’s murder in Minneapolis and the resulting national uprisings have raised awareness of racial inequality in America. A Health Affairs blog appearing Thursday suggests two ways home care operators can make a difference for their female direct care workers of color: better pay and career opportunities.

Home care briefs for Friday, Sept. 11

Billboards reveal the plight of home care workers during pandemic … Home healthcare sector is expected to reach $257 billion in 2021 … Michigan program gives workers free college tuition … Foundation announces free CNA training

Home care briefs for Thursday, Sept. 10

COVID-19 harms many home care workers in more ways than one … New dwellings designed with home care in mind … Governor offers little support, home healthcare workers claim … Startup firm Soars providing in-home healthcare, testing

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Memories are made of this

In all our lives, there are things that happen. And then there are events that are so profound they become the pillars of our collective memory. For the senior living sector, COVID-19 has the potential to become one such pillar.

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