Monthly Archives: March 2013

28 03, 2013

Want to Boost Revenues? Pay Every Employee a Commission

March 28th, 2013|Blog|

Particularly in the current economy, how can a small company safely and effectively grow? Much has been said recently about the impact of higher taxes — should the company postpone hiring? Rely more heavily on on part time or contingency staff? Our company, Fishbowl, is sitting at approximately 100 employees. However, while our employee base [...]

27 03, 2013


March 27th, 2013|Blog|

      DWPhilly This is just wonderful. March 26, 2013 at 9:29 a.m.REPLYRECOMMEND   L PierroNew York Kudos Marty for stimulating this dialog on one of the defining issues of the next 50 years - the aging of the Baby-Boom generation. The comments show just how personal this issue is, and how it impacts [...]

23 03, 2013

Telehealth Not Cost Effective for Long-Term Care, Study Says

March 23rd, 2013|Elder Sanctuary|

  Friday, March 22, 2013 Telehealth does not appear  to be a cost-effective way to treat patients with long-term illnesses, according to a study published Friday in the British Medical Journal, Reuters reports.   For the study, a team of British researchers evaluated 965 patients with heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or diabetes over 12 months [...]

18 03, 2013

HOW DOCTORS DIE — It’s Not Like the Rest of Us, But It Should Be

March 18th, 2013|Blog|

  Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the diagnosis was pancreatic cancer. This surgeon was one of the best in the country. He had even invented a new procedure for this exact cancer that could [...]

15 03, 2013


March 15th, 2013|Ambient Despair, Elder Sanctuary, Psychology|

After watching my brother care for his wife through her 12 years of Alzheimer's, I can well understand why many caregivers die before their charges do. He said to me at one point that he had not had a single uninterrupted night's sleep in five years. He was in his 80s, and refused to put [...]

12 03, 2013

Congress lumps home health aides in with casual babysitters under labor laws.

March 12th, 2013|Blog|

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Home health aides are the fastest growing job in America, yet many are not protected by federal minimum wage and overtime laws. That's right, people can get away with paying grandma's aide less than $7.25 an hour. Why? Congress decided in 1974 to lump home health aides in with casual babysitters under [...]

10 03, 2013


March 10th, 2013|Blog|

For me, there's nothing as perverse and intolerable as a whiner. Oh, for Heaven's sake, you know who I mean; everybody knows at least one. They go by a host of monikers:  bellyacher, grouser, fusspot, nit-picker, fussbudget. Why my rant? Recently, I had a conversation with one of the administrators about an idea I had that would [...]

2 03, 2013

Mother Protects Son, Son Protects Mother

March 2nd, 2013|Blog|

    I was recently asked by a friend, "What do people need to know when deciding upon assisted living?” I thought about the question, and as I did, an image began to form. To be exact, there were two images: the first; my mother and I walking into a kindergarten classroom on the first day of [...]