PARTNER CONTENT: With increased attention on the distribution of the various COVID-19 vaccines, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities must be sure to still remain vigilant on another crucial area of safety this year: COVID-19 testing. Hear from Bill Pierce, administrator at Compass Park skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Franklin, IN, about how the facility put staff members, residents and family members at ease with rapid antigen testing. Compass Park is one of the more than 12,000 nursing homes around the country seeing the many benefits of using BD’s comprehensive rapid point of care test, the BD Veritor Plus System.
Continuing our interview series with 2020 McKnight’s Women of Distinction honorees, Amy Silva-Magalhaes, senior vice president of operations at Maplewood Senior Living, shares when she knew the eldercare field was right for her, who her mentors have been, the biggest surprise of her career, her biggest accomplishment, the best part of her day, where she believes the senior living industry is headed, advice for those interested in the field, and what it means to be a McKnight’s Women of Distinction.
PARTNER CONTENT: Rapid point-of-care antigen testing is important whether you’re the biggest operator in the area or the smallest. Hear how Jenny Wirt, the administrator at Danville Care Center in Danville, IA, and her colleagues fended off COVID-19 for months and then put residents, family members and staff members at ease with rapid testing. Danville Care Center is one of the more than 12,000 nursing homes around the country seeing the benefits of using the BD Veritor Plus System rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test.
PARTNER CONTENT: Senior living and care operators can battle the coronavirus threat even better by watching this special One on One with McKnight’s video interview with BD Integrated Diagnostics Solutions Worldwide Medical Director for Molecular Diagnostics Jeff Andrews, M.D. BD’s Veritor-Plus rapid point-of-care antigen testing device is in more than 11,000 nursing homes around the country and has the potential to make a huge difference in dealing with COVID-19.
Vassar Byrd, CEO of Rose Villa, Portland, OR, shares when she knew the eldercare field was right for her, the biggest surprise of her career, the best part of her day, her biggest accomplishment and the advice she has for people considering entering long-term care.
Wendy Nowokunski, president and co-founder of Northbridge Companies, talks about her mentors, when she knew eldercare was right for her, the advice she would give those interested in the field, the best part of her day, and what it means to her to be a Women of Distinction honoree.
Five Star Senior Living President and CEO Katherine “Katie” Potter shares when she knew eldercare was right for her, the best part of her day, the biggest surprise of her career and her advice to people entering the field.
Brookdale Senior Living President, CEO and Chairman Lucinda “Cindy” Baier shares how providers can improve diversity, advice she has for those deciding whether to enter the profession, how COVID-19 will change senior living, the best part of her day, who her mentors have been, and when she knew that senior living was the right field for her.
Erika Gennari, director of marketing for Commonwealth Senior Living, shares when she knew senior living was the right career choice for her, advice she has for women thinking about entering the senior living profession, how she believes the industry will be affected by COVID-19 in the long term, her biggest accomplishment and the importance of mentors.
Jaclyn Pritchett, vice president of human resources – field operations at Brookdale Senior Living, shares her biggest accomplishment, the best part of her day, the biggest surprise of her career and her advice to young professionals.
2019 McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor inductee Lori Alford, chief operating officer at Avanti Senior Living, discusses her mentors and career challenges, what makes a strong female leader, and the best part of her day.
PARTNER CONTENT: To compete in the modern omni-channel world, senior living communities must capitalize on data to maximize marketing and sales investment in order to reach today’s customer. GlynnDevins is up to the challenge, offering senior living communities a full spectrum of marketing and sales solutions to help them engage with residents across the continuum of care. To learn more about occupancy solutions for your community, visit: www.glynndevins.com.
PARTNER CONTENT: Ensuring health and safety compliance is critical for senior living communities. Dan Roberge, CEO, Maintenance Care, shares how his company’s software helps improve communications to and from the maintenance department, keeping the facility in compliance and helping to guarantee that issues are quickly taken care of.
PARTNER CONTENT: NOTiFY medical alert software lets senior community caregivers seamlessly communicate and interact with each other and their security systems via a single mobile device, explains Greg Robertson, SVP, NOTiFY platform manager. Free from the Batman belt – paper, cell phones, pagers and walkie talkies – teams can manage care more efficiently.
PARTNER CONTENT: Operators of senior living communities are looking for meaningful interactions with residents, which is what It’s Never 2 Late’s (iN2L’s) engagement technology helps provide. Jack York, president and co-founder, and Lisa Taylor, CEO, discuss iN2L’s core mission of offering vetted, engaging content to senior living residents, no matter where they are cognitively or physically.
PARTNER CONTENT: Jane Gross of Market Research Answers sat down with McKnight’s Senior Living to share details of the company’s offerings, which include conducting surveys and data collection. No cookie-cutter surveys here; customization is the core of Market Research Answers’ business.
PARTNER CONTENT: Eldermark SVP Mark Anderson shares how the company’s expertise and platform help support the entire senior living operation with the right workflow and software configuration.
Kim Estes Elliott, senior vice president of clinical services for Brookdale Senior Living and a 2019 inductee into the McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor, shares how she knew eldercare was the right career choice for her and how she maintains her passion for the field.
Brenda Bacon, president and CEO of Mt. Laurel, NJ-based Brandywine Living and a 2019 inductee into the McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor, shares insights into the changing senior living industry, the importance of passion and why she never stops learning.
Enjoy this quick overview of the 2019 McKnight’s Women of Distinction event held May 16 at EvolveHer in Chicago.