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A Framework to Grow and Strengthen the PALTC Careforce

More of a Good Thing expands upon the already successful, evidence-based 4Ms Framework of the Age-Friendly Health System to address the needs and well-being of staff. In 2022, AMDA convened a series of six virtual roundtable discussions guided by the themes of the 4Ms for Staff: What Matters (facility culture and respect), Medication (health promotion and workplace safety), Mentation (mental health and emotional well-being of staff), Mobility (opportunities for personal growth, ongoing education, and career advancement).

With generous funding support from the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and The Foundation for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, AMDA is building upon its previous work with new sessions that highlight how nursing home leadership can positively impact facility culture and develop effective policies to help grow and strengthen the PALTC Careforce from within.

Leading with Purpose: 8 Strategies for Engaging Your Careforce

To complement the More of a Good Thing discussions, 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 and Chief Nursing Officer for Genesis Healthcare will lead a series of eight 30-minute virtual sessions on leadership strategies that can help facility leaders assess their strengths, lead change, cultivate a positive work culture, and ultimately retain and recruit new members to their teams. The monthly sessions began on January 18, 2024.

Access recordings and slides from previous virtual discussions below.

More of a Good Thing Meeting Archives & Tools

We Want to Hear from You! Help us better understand how these roundtable discussions have impacted your efforts to recruit and retain staff by completing a brief survey.

Feedback in Action | April 11, 2024

The Role of Technology in Staff Retention and Recruitment | March 14, 2024

The National Dementia Workforce Study | February 9, 2024

Developing Leaders Within Your Organization | January 11, 2024

Partnership in Leadership: An Administrator and DON Share Their Success Stories and Lessons Learned | December 14, 2023

New Nursing Home-Value Business Model | November 9, 2023

Teaching Nursing Home Collaborative | October 12, 2023

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

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

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

Career Mobility and Shared Governance | Jun 23, 2022

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


Leading with Purpose: 8 Strategies for Engaging Your Careforce Archives & Tools

1 | Setting Your Course: How to Jump Start Your Workforce Plan

2 | Toward More Cohesive Teams: Why You Should Encourage Team “Communal Agreements”

3 | Feedback (and Feed Forward) That Works