More of a Good Thing

More of a Good Thing: A Framework to Grow and Strengthen the PALTC Careforce expands upon the already successful, evidence-based 4Ms Framework of the Age-Friendly Health System to address the needs of staff, a critical component of any age friendly health system.

Starting in 2022, a series of six More of a Good Thing virtual roundtable discussions were convened. Guided by the themes of the 4Ms for Staff: What Matters (facility culture, respect, a voice), Medication (health promotion & workplace safety), Mentation (wellbeing of staff with a focus on stress management and compassionate self-care), and Mobility (opportunities for personal growth and career advancement with ongoing education), these focused, collaborative roundtable discussions led to the development of action plans that included concrete, practical steps for PALTC facilities to start taking immediately to build trust with current staff and recruit and retain new staff to grow and strengthen the PALTC careforce.

The discussions were led by JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, MSN, MBA, FAAN, Professor of Health Services Leadership and Management at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and former Executive Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer for Genesis Healthcare. Access recordings and slides from the virtual roundtable discussions below.




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Lofty But Doable: Making More of a Good Thing for a Great Workforce

“It sounds lofty, but it’s doable if we start one step at a time,” says JoAnne Reifsnyder, PhD, MSN, MBA, FAAN, of a new AMDA effort aimed at developing action plans post-acute and long-term care (PALTC) facilities can use to grow and strengthen their workforce. Dr. Reifsnyder will facilitate the discussion at the premiere virtual roundtable for a new program, More of a Good Thing: A Framework to Grow and Strengthen the PALTC Careforce. Read More

More of a Good Thing Meeting Archives & Tools

The Role of Leadership in the Growth & Retention of the PALTC Careforce | September 22, 2022


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Trauma Informed Care for Staff in PALTC Settings | August 25, 2022


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Worksite Wellness in Long Term Care Settings | July 28, 2022


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Career Mobility and Shared Governance | Jun 23, 2022


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Sustaining Compassion and Calling in the Midst of Crisis | May 2022

There is not a recording of this session due to the personal stories shared.

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The 4Ms Expanded for Staff | April 28, 2022


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