Navigating and Conquering Holiday Burnout

Adult daughter with aging father in a wheelchair at Christmas.

Halloween has passed, and the end-of-the-year holidays are officially here! Every year, we look forward to spending time with family and friends that we may not see very often. We hope to put on our stretchy pants and eat until we stretch out onto the couch to watch NFL football or binge-watch the latest Hallmark […]

One Door Closes, Another One Opens: Season of Reflection

Season of Reflection National Assisted Living Week sunflower graphic

A weeklong celebration for National Assisted Living Week kicks off Sunday, September 10 with celebrations until September 16th! There are more than 30,000 assisted living communities in America, and Mission Health is proud to have a community that will be recognized this week—The Residence at North Ridge in New Hope, Minnesota. This national holiday was […]

Mission Level Up: Dementia Awareness 

Cassandra holding her certification

No matter the care setting, an extra level of expertise is needed when providing dementia care. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.7 million adults at the age of 65 or older are living with Alzheimer’s in 2023, which means 1 in 9 adults at the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s. After the age […]

4 Long-Term Care Challenges Deconstructed: A Nurse Leader’s Insights.

Nurse holding a Long Term Care sign

REPRINT © 2023 PharMerica Corporation: Long-term care facilities face many challenges. DONs are at the forefront of these, and they are using innovative ideas, creative solutions, and determined resilience to not just survive, but thrive. Mindi Estes, RN, regional nurse consultant for Mission Health Communities, shared actionable insights on some leading issues impacting DONs and their teams: Agency staff. […]

Mission Motivation – the differentiator: Part 2

Samantha and Darienne of Lansing featured in Part 2 of this story.

In Part 1, we revealed some employee recognition secrets from Lansing Health and Rehabilitation Center’s Staff Coordinator, Samantha Kennett, and ADON, Darienne Collins. They discuss why it is important to recognize employees and why they made the decision to form a committee and dedicate their time to celebrating their colleagues. In Part 2, I am revealing three […]

Mission Motivation – The Differentiator: Part 1

Samantha and Adrienne of Lansing Care and Rehab

Every organization has its values plastered all over their website, the walls in their buildings, or even in their email signature. But how well do they keep up with said values? Mission Health Communities is one of those organizations that sticks to what they believe in. The CARES values—Character, Attitude, Respect, Excellence, and Service—are in […]

Diabetes Support and Management During the Holidays

Red blood drop in a blue circle as a diabetes symbol.

Can you believe that 2022 will be over is less than 30 days?! We can’t either. On the bright side, this means yummy food and lots of presents! However, we still need to make healthy decisions over the holidays, especially for those with diabetes.  Did you know, according to the CDC, over 133 MILLION people […]

Honoring Our Foodservice Professionals: “A Fresh Start Together”

During the first full week of October, the Association for Healthcare Foodservice recognizes Foodservice Workers during the Health Foodservice Workers Week. From October 2-Ocotber 8, 2022, Mission Health Communities will celebrate this year’s theme “A Fresh Start Together”, meaning that each day is a fresh start with an entire team behind every plate that is […]

Joyful Moments for National Assisted Living Week 

National Assisted Living Week

“Home is where the heart is.” This is especially true for our residents. Many of us will consider “home” as our security and where we feel comfortable and warm. This is a safe place for us to come to at the end of the day and escape daily life activities. Every home looks different, every […]