Humility, Transparency, and Curiosity: how Jones-Harrison is changing the culture of care

Throughout her career, Annette Greely, MS, HSE, the president and CEO of Jones-Harrison, has looked at long-term care facilities that were doing well on paper and said, “That’s not good enough. They should be smiling and laughing.” So she asked the important questions, talked to the right people, and used a little elbow grease to make things right. The “mediocre middle” of good surveys but less-than-enthusiastic team members and residents was never going to cut it for Greely at her previous stops. And it won’t cut it at Jones-Harrison either.  “You’re a problem solver,” said Peter Murphy Lewis to Greely during their interview on LTC Heroes, a podcast about leadership in long-term care. She laughed at the remark and explained that being a “fixer” was never her goal, but then Greely gave listeners her tips for maintaining a facility that prioritizes resident and nurse satisfaction: The key, she explains, is to build a culture upon the pillars of humility, transparency, and curiosity:  Humility: A self-described “servant-leader,” Greely is never too proud to set an example for the kind of work ethic required to give our beloved seniors the care they deserve. “I have no problem with fixing toilets, vacuuming, or doing anything else that needs to be done,” she said. “If I can […]

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Did you know that practicing the arts can offer benefits as you age?

According to the National Endowment for the Arts’ Office of Research and Analysis, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, individuals who practice the arts as they age require fewer doctor visits, less medication, have higher morale, exhibit reduced rates of depression, and can stimulate the brain in areas that Alzheimer’s, for example, does not reach. For 15 years, Jones-Harrison has provided enriching arts programming that builds community, improves health and quality of life, and supports emotional well-being for our residents. Between our Assisted Living and Nursing Homes, Jones-Harrison provides arts programming to 140 residents. The expansion of our arts programming will broaden opportunities for residents to grow their sense of accomplishment, self-worth, and connection beyond COVID-19 in an accessible and individualized way. Your support of Jones-Harrison will make it possible for our arts programming to bloom, and grow even more opportunities for residents to experience and create art. Your donation will enrich the lives of Jones-Harrison residents.

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