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In this podcast episode titled “Managing Compliance and Challenges in Assisted Living: Insights from a Veteran Executive Director,” we hear from Catherine Milligan, a seasoned executive director with extensive experience at Park of the Palms, an assisted living facility. Milligan delves into the intricate world of compliance operations and the distinct challenges encountered within the industry. Her insights underscore the significance of sincere care, effective communication, and relationship-building. Moreover, Milligan sheds light on the far-reaching impact of regulatory measures, the advantages and demands of an ECC license, the accessibility of third-party providers in rural settings, and the repercussions of natural disasters like hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us as we gain invaluable wisdom from a true industry veteran.

Leanne Ferguson owner and operator of The Best ALF shares her experience of opening and operating an assisted living facility, emphasizing the challenges faced and the importance of building relationships, understanding regulations, and collaborating within the industry. Despite initial frustrations, her facility has been successful and is expanding.

Pam Monnier owner and operator of Grand Care assisted living, shares her experiences and insights on managing a small facility. She discusses topics such as dealing with hurricanes, adapting to residents’ needs, and the significance of building a dedicated staff.

Husband and wife duo, Tara and Robert Johnson share their journey of owning and operating assisted living facilities, highlighting the challenges and rewards of the industry. They emphasize the importance of passion, hard work, building relationships, and adapting to social media platforms.

Welcome to the ALF Boss Podcast! In this episode, Pascal Bergeron introduces a special guest, Sheila Mobley, a seasoned facility owner-operator and consultant in the assisted living field. Sheila has over 20 years of experience and owns two facilities, one in Rockledge and another in St. Petersburg, both offering limited mental health services. Sheila shares her journey, starting with her first six-bed facility in Rockledge, which she opened after her father suggested the idea. 

In this episode of the ALF Boss Podcast, special guest Brooke Britton shares her journey in the healthcare industry, managing Palm Crest Manor Assisted Living Facility. She discusses challenges, and the need for legislative changes, and emphasizes the importance of networking and advocacy for the industry’s betterment. Valuable advice for newcomers includes stepping out of their comfort zone and making meaningful connections.

Join us for an inspiring podcast as we delve into the remarkable story of Latonia Jones, a highly accomplished owner, and operator of four smaller assisted living facilities. In this candid interview, Latonia shares her journey, from facing initial struggles with her first facility to achieving remarkable success. With her unwavering determination and authentic approach, Latonia reveals the challenges she encountered along the way, shedding light on the realities of managing assisted living facilities. Her experiences offer valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship and senior care.

In this podcast episode, I interviewed Kris Cana, an entrepreneur who transitioned from the assisted living industry to the adult day care industry. Despite the background noise in a hotel lobby and Kris being office-less, we discussed his journey and experiences. Kris’s interest in assisted living stemmed from personal experience, and he shared the challenges he faced while establishing his own facility. He then ventured into adult day care centers, highlighting their benefits and operational aspects. Kris’s passion for enhancing the lives of seniors was evident throughout the conversation, and he offered advice for aspiring entrepreneurs in these industries. Despite the less-than-ideal recording conditions, the podcast provided valuable insights into Kris’s entrepreneurial journey and his commitment to serving seniors.

 

In this podcast episode 24, Pascal, an assisted living administrator, shares personal stories of his struggles and anxiety. He discusses the pressures of his role and the emotional toll it took on him. Pascal opens up about his battle with anxiety, highlighting the impact it had on his personal and professional life. He provides coping strategies. Pascal’s authentic storytelling and practical advice create an empowering atmosphere for listeners. The episode encourages empathy towards assisted living administrators and offers tools for coping with anxiety. Pascal’s journey serves as a reminder to embrace vulnerability and seek support in overcoming life’s challenges.

In this week’s episode 23, we are joined by Marion Vasquez, the Executive Director of Sodalis Senior Living Tampa, as our special guest. Marion shares her invaluable insights on achieving remarkable success in marketing and filling beds in the rehabilitation and assisted living sector in the Hillsboro area.

Marion begins by discussing her marketing strategies and the key factors that have contributed to her achievements. She emphasizes the importance of understanding the target audience and tailoring marketing efforts to their specific needs and preferences. Listeners gain valuable tips and ideas on effectively promoting senior living services and attracting potential residents based on Marion’s expertise and experience in the field.

As the conversation progresses, Marion addresses the staffing challenges commonly faced in the industry. Marion emphasizes the significance of building a strong and dedicated team.

However, a fascinating twist emerges during the discussion as Marion reveals her unexpected culinary skills. Due to staffing shortages, Marion has stepped into the kitchen and, to the delight of the residents, has become renowned for her exceptional rice-making abilities. 

In Episode 22 of our captivating podcast series, we bring you an intriguing conversation with Shaddrick Hasten, a former CEO of the Florida Assisted Living  Association (FALA) and attorney. Join us as we explore the challenges faced by Assisted Living Facilities (ALFs) and gain valuable insights from Shaddrick’s unique dual perspective.

As a former insider of the Agency For  Health Care Administration, Shaddrick discusses his transition from prosecuting ALFs to defending them. We delve into the complex world of healthcare administration, uncovering the hurdles ALFs encounter daily and Shaddrick’s approach to challenging the agency with legal representation.

This episode offers more than just insights. Brace yourself for a surprise revelation about the upcoming FALA CEO, adding an element of anticipation and intrigue to our discussion

Welcome to episode 21 of the ALF Boss podcast, where we bring you informative discussions about the ins and outs of assisted living operations. In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Karen Livio, a seasoned ALF industry professional with over 20 years of experience  Currently the administrator of Cobblestone Manor and Mariner Palms assisted living.

Together, we explore the unique challenges faced by smaller ALFs, and discuss strategies for successfully managing multiple tasks across all departments. We also examine the ongoing staffing crisis in the industry.

Karen shares her insights on the current state of the market in the Hernando County area, reflecting on how much it has changed over the years and what that means for ALFs in the region.

Whether you’re an ALF owner, operator, or simply interested in learning more about the industry, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tips for managing and thriving in the challenging world of assisted living operations. Join us on the ALF Boss podcast for another engaging discussion.

Welcome to episode 19 of the ALF Boss podcast, where we bring you insightful discussions about assisted living operations topics. In this episode, we sit down with Pliar Carvajal CEO of Innovation Senior Living, a seasoned professional in the ALF industry with over 20 years of experience.

Together, we delve into the topic of the affordable middle market of ALFs, exploring the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in serving this market. We also examine the ongoing staffing crisis in the industry and discuss potential solutions for attracting and retaining quality staff.

But that’s not all. Pilar shares her valuable insights on the importance of mental health care for facility administrators, highlighting the often-overlooked mental and emotional toll that comes with running an ALF.

Whether you’re an ALF owner, operator, or someone interested in learning more about the industry, this episode is sure to provide you with valuable insights and an engaging listening experience. Join us on the ALF Boss podcast for another exciting episode.

Welcome to episode 18 of the ALF Boss podcast, where we bring you insightful discussions about assisted living operations topics. In this episode, we sit down with Larry Prescott, an experienced professional in the ALF industry with over 20 years of experience.

Together, we delve into the changing resident demographics over the years, exploring how the industry has adapted to cater to these shifts. We also explore marketing strategies that can help your ALF stand out in a crowded marketplace.

But that’s not all. Larry shares a fascinating story about how an electric scooter ended up on a huge flatbed truck.

Whether you’re an ALF owner, operator, or someone interested in learning more about the industry, this episode is sure to provide you with valuable insights and an engaging listening experience. Join us on the ALF Boss podcast for another exciting episode.

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Nick Seidl. Nick shares his first year of becoming an ED. We also talk about German food. There are a ton of golden nuggets in this episode for new ED’s and others Inspiring to become ED’s

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Michael Whyte Administrator of The Gardens of Westbrooke

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Kelly Wilson Senior Care & Health Policy Advocate regarding Long Term Care Legislation and challenges. Kelly is a long-time experienced Senior Care advocate and is a wealth of knowledge.

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Paul Sturdgess and
Cassidy Spitler. Many of you know Paul as his influence in the Fl ALF community is huge. He has recently shifted spaces and shares his knowledge about selling ALF’s as well as a unique new program he and Cassidy are covering to ALF staff.

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with
Linda M. McKenna Owner & Senior Care Advocate at Golden Rule Senior Placement Services. We discuss the Do’s and Dont’s when it comes to facility tours and referral relationships.
 
Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Interview Gail Matillo and Jason Hand from the Florida Senior Living Association. We discuss the past legislative session. Also, the challenges facing ALFs and what lies ahead.  

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Luis Collazo Director of Palm Breeze Assisted Living Facility. We discuss the Challenges that Limited Mental Health facilities face as well as the challenges all ALFs have faced in the last two years. For the past 20 years, Luis has devoted his career to serving those most in need and currently serves as the Director of Palm Breeze Assisted Living Facility, an Assisted Living Facility specializing in providing assistance to clients with mental illness.

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Marcia Miller Owner/Operator Serenity Adult Family Care Home and the CEO of the Residental Care Home Network. We discuss the journey of opening her family care home and the amazing network she has created.

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Sarah Garcia with Advent Health Hospice. We discuss the benefits of hospice in the ALF setting. 

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Veronica Catoe The current CEO of The Florida Assisted Living Association. We the current state of Florida’s assisted living Industry. we touch on upcoming legislative agendas.

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Eric Hardoon Administrator & Executive Director at Chateau Madeleine . We discuss his unique concept of reproducing the resort hotel-like feeling in the assisted-living model.

Podcast | In this episode I sit down and talk with Imtiaz Khan Owner and Operator of 2 facilities Elite Elderly Care and Central Florida Elder Care. We discuss the benefits of purchasing a facility that is already up and running.

Podcast -In this episode I sit down and talk with Saul Chapnick Senior Executive Director, Merriment Assisted Living Residence, and Midtown Assisted Living Residence. We discuss operating Limited Mental Health ALF’s as well as some golden nuggets to help limit issues in the facility.

Podcast – this episode I talk with Jack Waldroup who owns and operates Century Park AssociatesWe discuss regulations in Florida compared to other states as well as how ALF’s are all the same at the end of the day..

Podcast – this episode I talk with Regina Manalili who owns and operates Lakeshore Manor. We go through the ups and downs of emotions that come from operating an assisted living facility.

Podcast – this episode I talk with my friend Tony Damiano who owns and operates Bella Vita Assisted Living. We discuss what it took for him to open his ALF’s from the thinking of the idea, constructing, opening, and operating. If you are thinking of getting into the ALF industry there is a lot of awesome info packing in this episode.
Podcast – In this episode I sit down and talk with Amy VanKleeck executive director of Twin Creeks Assisted Living. We discuss the differences and similarities in running smaller and bigger facilities.
Podcast – In this episode I talk with Shelagh Grubb “Everyone’s Favorite Insurance guru! We discuss how to shop for the best rates and how to protect your ALF against claims.

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