Resource Center for Career Resilience in Senior Living Leaders Symposium
In order to maximize access to resources discussed at the Symposium, we would like to provide the electronic resources listed below. We hope these resources will provide further support and encouragement. If you have any questions as you read through the content, please reach out to Dr. Dennis Myers, Danny and Lenn Prince Chair of Social Work at Dennis_Myers@baylor.edu.
- Gerontology Initiative at the Garland School of Social Work
- BOOK Resource: Let Your Life Speak by Parker J. Palmer. Find the official book here.
- RESEARCH: Work/Life Stress and Career Resilience of Licensed Nursing Facility Administrators
- PowerPoint presentation from the Symposium
- PANELIST bios from the Symposium
- Panelist interviews on Career Resiliency
- Susan Farris, retired CEO of the James L. West Alzheimer Center
- "In my mind, becoming a competent, confident administrator takes years. We learn the basics, the very basics of the job part of it in school, but it takes a long time to learn how to see the whole picture of the facility, learn how to work with people. It’s a very complex art and science actually. When an experienced administrator burns out or leaves the profession, it leaves a big hole to be filled." Read the full interview here.
- Todd Mackenzie, assistant clinical professor and LTCA program coordinator at Texas State University
- How can the resilience of senior living leadership (LNFAs, Assisted Living Managers) be nurtured and sustained? 1.) Organizations that foster an empowering, mission-driven approach. 2.) Organizations that are focused on improving quality care and outcome. Read the full interview here.
- Dr. Michael Keller, FACHE, manager and case manager for Amarillo Veterans Administration Health System’s Department of Geriatrics and Extended Care
- "It matters because of the growing need for gerontological long-term care in institutions throughout the United States and consumer expectations for higher quality care. As the Standards of care move to the right and improve there are greater demands placed on leaders, managers and providers." Read the full interview here.
- Les Strech, Thrive Senior Living president and CEO
- "If you create an environment where people love to come to work because they know you are invested in their personal goals, then they create an environment where the residents love to live.” Read full interview here.
- Links to the resources listed on reference slide
- Top 10 Deficiencies (Certification)
- LNFA Research Executive Summary-Turnover, Retention, and Recommendations November 16, 2018
- WATCH: Simple Truths - Heart of a Caregiver