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Bluffton Hospital announces preparations for facility expansion
Bluffton Hospital has made preparations to move forward with its planned facility expansion and renovation project. Bluffton Hospital has chosen Charles Construction Services of Findlay as the general contractor for the project. The project will create new, much needed space for Bluffton Hospital’s and surgery departments, as well as add professional/ medical office space. The current Emergency Department was built in 1988 to accommodate 3,600 patients each year. In 2009, the ER cared for more than 5,500 patients. The current Surgery Department was built in 1988 to accommodate 750 patients each year. In 2009, more than 2,000 surgeries took place. The Bluffton community has a shortage of professional office space (especially for physicians’ offices) and cannot accommodate the growing number of medical specialties in the village. The expansion/renovation will create: An Emergency Department that can care for more than 7,000 patients per year, focusing on more private treatment areas; An expanded Surgery Department to accommodate more than 2,500 surgeries per year; A new emergency and surgery registration and support area to accommodate patient identificaSee BLUFFTON, page 4A
The Lima Convalescent Home Foundation is a unique residential and health care campus dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of our clients. We offer independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, skilled nursing care and postsurgery rehabilitative care all in one convenient and attractive setting. Rehabilitative care has always been an important component of the services the Lima Convalescent Home Foundation delivers but it is now also a distinctive program in its own right. Our new Rehabilitation Unit is ideal for those recovering from a debilitating health care event Spend 35%-50% Less on Energy without Increasing Construction Cost LIMA, OH – Clyde Rauch, President and CEO of Touchstone CPM and W. Michael Linn, President and CEO of Greensleeves announced today they have decided to work together to provide energy efficient buildings that are cost competitive with conventional construction. Buildings consume 40% of the energy in today’s world, but they are much less efficient than they need to be. Touchstone and Greensleeves are serious about conservation and reducing car-
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with the hope of returning to the independence of their home environment. During this transitional time, Lima Convalescent Home’s Rehabilitation Unit can provide the specialized therapy services that will assist them in regaining optimal function and strength. Our on-site rehabilitation team includes specially trained nurses, physicians, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and other skilled providers who share the common goal of helping our clients heal physically and emotionally and to achieve maximum recovery. Once this goal is reached, the client may return to their off-campus
residence or stay on campus in the area that best meets their particular living needs. Either way, they have the option of continuing their therapy treatment and follow-up care on an outpatient basis through the Lima Convalescent Home Rehabilitation Program. back over time, but tight budgets often outweigh future savings. It is now possible to dramatically reduce future energy bills without increasing construction cost” said Linn. “This can be done with an integrated energy harvesting, storage and distribution system built as part of the building itself and implemented with strong project management. That’s why we came to Touchstone. Their history of quality on-time, on-budget construction makes them an ideal construction project manager for a building that contains a complete energy system.”
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Midwest Electric loans $20,000 to St. Henry retail business
INVU has received a $20,000 lowinterest economic development loan from Midwest Electric. The hair, nails, tanning and massage salon, owned by Jennifer Niekamp, is opening a new business in St. Henry in the North Town retail center on North Eastern Avenue. The business, currently known as A Personal Touch, has been in Coldwater for 18 years and is moving to St. Henry this spring. The INVU total project cost is estimated at $60,000. Niekamp said the new INVU will offer more services than her current beauty salon, such as nails, tanning and massage services. She has committed to add at least one new job. The Midwest Electric revolving loan fund was established in 2007 with a $300,000 grant from USDA Rural Development and has loaned out $490,000 to area business projects.
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University of Northwestern Ohio expands into Lima Facility
The University Of Northwestern Ohio (UNOH) in Lima Ohio has expanded into a facility at 4260 East Road, Lima. The UNOH is a private, not-for-profit University founded in 1920. Within the University are three colleges: College of Business, College of Technologies, and College of Distance Learning. The University has over 60 programs and offers Associate & Baccalaureate Degrees, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. UNOH has students from all 50 states and 16 foreign countries. “We needed additional storage space as we continue to grow to accommodate our many training aids for our College of Technologies. The UNOH College of Technologies has many varied vehicular training aids for the High Performance, Automotive, Diesel and Agriculture degree programs. The East Road facility is close to the university making it easy to transfer training aids in and out as necessary,” commented Cheryl Steinwedel, V.P. of Public Relations & Marketing for UNOH. UNOH brings in $205 million dollars to the local economy. “Limaland Motorsports Park, which is owned by UNOH, has a $15 million dollar impact. UNOH is the largest user of motel/hotel rooms in the area, with 13,000 family tours per year and 150,000 plus Limaland Motorsports Park visitors,” Steinwedel added. The University of Northwestern continues to expand, not only with the purchase of the East Road facility but they also are currently in the sixth year of a ten year development and expansion project. UNOH sits on a 187 acre campus and is in its final stages of its new Campus Life Complex. Tim Echemann of Industrial Property Brokers Corfac International negotiated the transaction. Echemann commented, “This is the perfect location with 3,200 SF of open space that is ready for quick occupancy. With room for expansion on a 5.9 acre lot, UNOH was a perfect fit.” Industrial Property Brokers is a premier full service real estate company offering sales, leasing, investment analysis, tenant representation, and property management throughout
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How are you taking advantage of your knowledge? I have been a student of sales since November 11, 1971. I was listening (via the brand new voice technology called the “cassette tape”) to a guy named Jay Douglas Edwards, who uttered the sales tip, “If the customer says, ‘Do these come in green?’ you say, “Would you like them in green?” Cool. That’s the day I realized that there was a science of selling. I wanted to learn more. I will admit that most sales skills and sales tips taught in the 1970’s were somewhat manipulative. But at the time that’s all that existed. Over the last 40 or so years sales models have changed. Probably the best example of change I can offer you comes from a column I wrote several years ago about the “Benjamin Franklin close.” You can get that column in its entirety by going to http://www.gitomer.com/articles/ ColumnSearchResults.html and entering the keyword: Franklin. Basically what the column says is rather than use an old, time-worn manipulative sales close on the customer, try using it on yourself before you go into the sale as a means of preparation. I have read all or portions of hundreds of sales books over the past Most salespeople already know 40 years, but most of what I everything. The problem is they have learned has come from don’t do it. the spark of an idea gleaned I would rather have you ask from a book, and then it was yourself, “How good am I at that somewhat altered once I got on a scale of 1 to 10?” out into the field and had to Then ask yourself: actually apply the strategy. • How does this information Kind of like you. apply to me? All sales books offer some • Do I agree with this? form of valuable information. • Am I comfortable with All sales experts offer some this? form of valuable information. • Does it fit my personality? As a student, your job is to • Is this “me?” determine how that informaIf the answer to all of those Jeffrey tion fits into your skill set, questions is yes, then ask youryour environment, your marself the following three quesGitomer ketplace, and your customer tions: interactions. • Is this in the best interest of the cusLearning sales skills is a matter of under- tomer? standing, adoption, application, and a bit of • Will this lead me to a long-term relatweaking. tionship with the customer? In my experience I have found that And finally the true self-test question: unless the tip or strategy is comfortable • Will this make my mother proud? to me, I won’t use it. It has to fit with my Jeffrey, what about CDs and the Internet? personality and be in the framework of my YouTube, podcasts, and other forms comfortable conversation and ethics. accessing sales skills information? HOW TO READ: As a reader myself, They’re all GREAT! They’re just not I am challenging you to look at the ideas as great as reading a book. Of course there you read with an open mind, and strike are multi-media forms of sales information from your mind the phrase, “I know that.” you can access. But none are as flexible as reading. Reading gives you a chance to move at your own pace, underline, scribble notes in the margins, re-read what you may not understand, even dog-ear the important pages and where you left off. Reading time is usually quiet time. It gives you a chance for reflection. Whenever you choose, you can stop and think about the meaning and the AHA!, or you can adapt and apply what you read. The messages offered in books are from a combination of men and women, experts in their field, who have actually used these methods and strategies to build their own success. And your job is to adopt them, adapt them, and turn them into money. Got book? Maybe you should try to read a book a month. If you want my list of recommended reading, go to www.gitomer.com and enter the words SALES PILLS in the GitBit box.
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First spark of a jobs recovery
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Main Street businesses shed another 18,000 jobs in February, bring the tally of jobs lost from America’s small businesses to nearly 3 million since February 2008, according to a report released Wednesday by payroll processor ADP. But there are also signs that the worst of the job hemorrhaging is over. According to ADP (ADP, Fortune 500), small businesses — those with less than 50 workers — were hit hardest last month. Medium-sized businesses, with 50 to 500 employees, added 8,000 net new positions to their ranks. Joel Prakken, chairman of ADP researcher Macroeconomic Advisers, sees a turnaround on the horizon. “If the recent trend continues, and given first-quarter GDP growth of 5.9%, private employment could rise next month for the first time in two years,” he said. Itty-bitty businesses rebound: A separate employment survey released earlier in the week concluded that the nation’s tiniest businesses are already adding workers. Intuit’s first installment of its new, monthly Small Business Employment Index reported that firms with less than 20 employees added nearly 40,000 net new jobs in February — a sharp contrast to the continued job losses ADP reported. Intuit provides payroll services to small businesses, and based its estimate on online data from 50,000 small busi-
ness employers. Tiny companies tend to be the first to cut staff when the economy weakens — and the first to hire again when it improves. The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy released a study Wednesday reporting that companies with less than 20 employees began shedding staff back in late 2007. “Firms with 20 to 499 employees have taken their beating more recently,” the SBA’s report said. By Intuit’s count, a recovery in Main Street’s job market has been under way for a few months already. Small business employment grew 0.8% in the past eight months, translating into a net 150,000 new jobs since June 2009, when the market hit its nadir, according to Intuit. “Small businesses generally recover faster than larger businesses,” said Susan Woodward, the economist who worked with Intuit (INTU) to create the index “To see these figures showing a rise in employment at small businesses is very heartening at a time when good news is scarce.” President Obama and some in Congress would like to add more fuel to the labor market’s recovery spark. Last week, the Senate passed a $15 billion jobs bill that includes several hiring incentives, including a Social Security tax break for companies that hire the unemployed. The measure is now being considered by the House of Representatives.
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Myths associated with selecting quality nursing home care suggest quick and easy ways to identify quality care. In fact, relying on these myths can lead to disastrous results. I have identified a few of the most common myths in hopes of helping you avoid some of the problems commonly found in many nursing homes. 1. The Smell Test You’ve heard it repeatedly: “The best way to determine the quality of care a nursing home provides is to be alert to bad odors when you visit the home.” It seldom, if ever, works. Why? Nursing home administrators have heard the very same advice. As a result, they are particularly sensitive to unpleasant odors in any area that might receive visitors. Almost all will do their best to remove offensive odors as quickly as possible, even when it means avoiding their primary responsibility to their residents. 2. The Personal Recommendation Recently, I heard a guest on a radio talk show state that the very best way to find great nursing home care is to get recommendations from a friend. Like other myths, there is a grain of truth here, but you must check whether your friend has had extensive interactions with the nursing home recommended. Often that is not the case. Last weekend I dealt with an emergency call from Jim, a friend who had placed his mother in a nursing home recommended by a friend. Although she was recuperating from a stroke, no nurse or aide checked on her condition for more than 14 hours. Jim discovered her in the morning with many cuts and bruises, her bedsheets soaked in blood. He was astonished that anyone would recommend such a poor care facility. “My friend said her grandmother was in this particular nursing home,” he reported. “So, I thought it would be good care.” “How often does your friend visit her grandmother?” I asked him. “I didn’t think to ask,” he responded. “And did you check the latest survey for that nursing home?” “No,” he answered. “I thought a personal recommendation was all I needed.” Jim’s mother is now back in an area hospital. No one knows yet how much damage this experience caused to her recovery. 3. You Get What You Pay For Nowhere is this statement less applicable than in nursing home care. In fact, I’d replace it with another shibboleth -- “Buyer Beware.” Our own research, encompassing
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more than 6000 nursing homes and more than 100 assisted living facilities shows no relationship between cost and quality of care. You may find quality care in an expensive facility, or you may not! Similarly, the fact that a facility is low-cost does not indicate whether you’ll get poor, average, or quality care. You have to do your homework. Relying on price as the sole indicator of quality care can lead to disastrous results. 4. Adequate Staffing Equals Quality Care A recent report by the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging indicated that quality care for a single nursing home resident requires more than three hours each day of nursing and nursing aide time. However, statistical analysis of the latest federal database on nursing home deficiencies indicates no relationship between quality of care and staffing levels. This finding is consistent with a number of university studies. What should you look for, then, in nursing home staffing levels? There is a level below which nursing homes are so understaffed that quality care can not be provided. I’d suggest that you not consider any home providing a level less than two hours per day per resident. For levels greater than this, I’d focus not on the number of hours available for care but on the motivation of staff available to provide care. Those who are motivated to care for the elderly will do so. Those who are motivated only by a paycheck will probably provide shoddy care regardless of their numbers. 5. A Well-Known Chain Will Provide the Best Care This is another myth that can lead to tragedy. Sometimes, well- known companies do provide top-quality care. In other instances, however, a quick review of newspapers and magazines will show you other companies with long records of legal troubles stemming from accusations of neglect and abuse. One such company has been sued simultaneously by several states’ attorneys general. How will you know? The company is not likely to tell you, so you won’t know unless you take the time to look into the company’s historical performance. There you have it -- 5 myths exploded! What does work? There is no substitute for your own personal investigation. With a little research, with personal visits to nursing homes before you sign anything, you can avoid many of the difficulties that have come to those who relied on such myths.
Assisted living gaining in popularity
Thanks to increasing longevity and healthier lifestyle habits, more and more older Americans are considering assisted living as a residential choice in their later years. Assisted living facilities (ALF) provide personal care and other services which enable residents to live as independently as possible in a more homelike setting than a nursing home. Before choosing an assisted living facility, according to the MetLife Mature Market Institute®, it’s important to understand which services may or may not be offered and how to evaluate those services. 1. As a family member, you will want to assess the functional abilities of your loved ones to make sure that assisted living provides the appropriate level of care. You may decide to engage the services of a geriatric care manger to help you with your assessment. Geriatric care managers specialize in assisting older people and their families in making their long-term care arrangements. The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (1-520-881-8008) can provide referrals. 2. It is important to visit multiple facilities and to make at least one announced and unannounced visit to the facility so that you can observe the residents’ daily routine. 3. Be sure to review the facility’s contract as part of your research. This document should provide information on what the basic fee does and does not cover, and the discharge policy. It’s a good idea to review the contract with an elder-law attorney before you sign it. 4. Ask for the licensing or certification inspection report. Remember, licensing and certification criteria vary from state to state. Check with the local Long-Term Care Ombudsman who can be identified by your State Office on Aging and Better Business Bureau to see if there have been any complaints about the facility or staff. It’s also important to remember that what is covered in one facility’s fee structure may not be included in another. For example, medication management or free transportation to doctors’ appointments may not be provided. The MetLife Market Survey of Assisted Living Costs 2004 found that the average cost of an ALF in the U.S. is $2,524 monthly or $30,288 yearly. Medicare and Medicaid typically do not cover the cost of ALFs, but most long-term care insurance policies do.
Understanding the ‘LINGO’
Vancrest of Delphos receives national recognition
By Marcia Hearn, CMP Marketing Director, Otterbein Cridersville There are different types of heathcare communities and MANY differences between the services offered. It is not at all uncommon for individuals to hold misconceptions about each. Here are the basics: NURSING HOMES These communities offer principally nursing and rehab services. Nursing facilities offer the highest levels of care and must meet strict state and federal regulations. Most are certified for both Medicare and Medicaid services. Individuals using these facilities may be recovering from an illness or surgery with the intent of returning to their homes. Some individuals may have chronic debilitating conditions requiring permanent round the clock care. ASSISTED LIVING These communities provide assistance with daily living. Individuals may require help getting dressed. Maybe they want to be with others in a social environment. They may also need some help with their medications. Individuals requiring this level of care could have Alzheimer’s or other age related dementia. There are many differences between assisted living communities. It is important to note the staffing levels and the types of staff available. Some communities combine work responsibilities for personnel to include house-keeping, laundry and serving meals in addition to helping with patient care. Others may have dedicated staff for specific work assignments. Some may only have a nurse available during certain hours. Many operate as for-profit businesses. Assisted living communities can provide only 120 days of skilled level services. Anyone requiring more than this limit is required to leave and seek the services of a community licensed to provide nursing care. RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES Individuals coming to retirement living communities may not be doing so for health reasons. These communities offer independent living options with additional services such as housekeeping, transportation, shopping and dining choices available if desired. Residential options may include houses, condo-like homes and apartments. Many retirement communities also provide for social and exercise opportunities. Some may also offer both assisted living and nursing care resulting in a full continuum of services. Individuals living in full service retirement communities have the security of knowing that if health needs change, they will not need to move away. Not all places are alike. Find out about the many differences.
It isn’t often that a small town like Delphos receives national recognition, but much like the spirit empowering the caregiver’s at Vancrest Health Care Center of Delphos, we see that love and empathy are truly boundless. The internationally acclaimed magazine “U.S. News and World Report” recently performed a study pulling over 15,500 registered nursing homes across the United States. The study was set to evaluate the overall quality of each nursing home using hundreds of measurements within the realm of health inspections, nurse staffing and overall quality of care. At the conclusion of the study a national average was obtained as well as a nursing home “honor roll” which recognized nursing homes that have received five star ratings in all categories for a consecutive four quarters. Sitting among the top facilities in the country is the five-star rated Vancrest of Delphos. Vancrest of Delphos offers a wide variety of services set to improve quality of life, restore independence and establish a support structure dedicated to enhancing the health of our community. Congratulations to the staff at Vancrest of Delphos for their distinctive honor and continued strides toward the forefront of healthcare.
Supportive, therapeutic and safe environment for at-risk or dementia patients.
•All private rooms •Highest level of quality care •Specially-trained staff •Choice of nutritional meals daily. •Meaningful and varied activities everyday to stimulate the senses and be fun •Temporary or long term • Medicare & Medicaid Certified
* by Ohio Dept. of Health
The Sarah Jane Living Center
24-bed Special-Care Facility
A division of Vancrest Health Care Centers and Van Wert County Hospital 328 West Second Street Delphos, Ohio Ph. 419-692-6618 Call for more information or to arrange a personal tour.
On-site Rehabilitative Care for your Loved One O
ur rehabilitation team includes specially trained nurses, physicians, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and other skilled providers who all share a common goal: to help our clients heal physically and emotionally, and to achieve maximum recovery. Typically those who come to Lima Convalescent Home for rehabilitative care include people in need of:
• Orthopedic rehabilitation following surgery • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation following a stroke, injury or illness • Speech-language pathology, including communicative devices, swallowing deficit evaluation and rehabilitation • Physical therapy, including strength and balance training • Occupational therapy, including fine motor skill retraining and adaptive equipment
• I.V. Therapy • Speech Therapy • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Skilled Nursing Services • Hospice Support • No Fee for Filing of Insurance Forms • 24 Hour- 7 Days a Week Admission • Nutritional Counseling • Special-Care Unit for Alzheimer’s/Dementia • Medicare/Medicaid Certified
Lima Convalescent Home
For more information call 419-224-9741 and ask for David Watkins, Amy Menchofer or Randall Cox
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