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The Zone, Vol 5: Resilience and Finding New Strength

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Monday, May 11, 2020

Life, as we know it, will never be the same. That’s why resilience is an essential life skill to cultivate. In Volume 5 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti give us mindset tips on how to cope with irreversible change despite barriers and setbacks.

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The Zone, Vol 4: Frustration and Anger

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Monday, May 11, 2020

As the effects of the pandemic accumulate, with forecasts of 12 to 18 months more of social distancing, mask wearing and hand washing, anger is a primal, normal response. But at what cost to our physical and emotional well-being? In Volume 4 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti give us tips on how to reign in and mitigate anger’s effect our bodies and minds, while pushing us to be the best versions of ourselves.

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The Zone, Vol 2: Where are we going?

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Tuesday, May 05, 2020

What does the future hold? What is the new normal? And how can we collaborate with uncertainty to co-create the future? In Volume 2 of this ongoing guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen E. Battisti share their wisdom on embracing the unknown to reimagine and reinventour futures.

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The Zone, Vol 3: Your Feelings are Valid

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Tuesday, May 05, 2020

As stay-at-home orders stretch on, you might be feeling a cascade of feelings ranging from grief, anxiety, fear, anger, and loneliness. In Volume 3 of this guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti guide us in honoring our feelings and using them as a path to self-discovery and healing.

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The Zone, Vol 1: Stress Management and Self-Care

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In the first of this new weekly guest series, Psychotherapist, Dr. Francis L. Battisti, and Nutritionist, Dr. Helen Battisti guide us in navigating and calming the unprecedented stress we find ourselves facing.

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Staff Retention and the Effect on Long-term Care Performance

Posted by Erin Pietrak | Saturday, May 06, 2017

The world of long-term care is changing at an increasingly rapid pace. Medicaid funding for home care has been increased, at the expense of long-term care funding, in order to avoid a monumental economic shortfall in senior health care. This has resulted in older, more acute seniors transferring to our long-term care facilities for shorter periods of time. Concurrently, an economic upturn has made recruiting and retaining care staff more difficult as the traditional pool of direct care workers we draw from find higher paying, less stressful jobs in other industries.

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