Merrily Orsini's Thought Leadership

Merrily’s Items of Interest

Getting and keeping a vision are keys to success

That Vision Thing. Crucial to Leadership.

When you set out to accomplish something, anything, how do you start? Is it not usually with a vision? You see the finish line, or the finished product, or the larger expanse of possibilities ahead of you. Whether in business or in life, you accomplish more if you start with[…]

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Engage your brain as you age. It matters.

To Retire, or Not to Retire?

It was Margaret Mead who staunchly proclaimed, “Sooner or later I’m going to die, but I’m not going to retire!” I wholeheartedly agree. However, I certainly do take plenty of time for leisure, travel, and family. Plus, my work is interesting and allows me to interface with very smart individuals[…]

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Let's Turn Healthcare Delivery and Receiving Upside Down

How Home Health Today Keeps Readmissions Away

It is, unfortunately, a common scenario. An older adult falls (as many as one-third to one-half of us, unfortunately, do; every 11 seconds, in fact). A fracture results, warranting a hospital visit followed by in-patient rehab in a Skilled Nursing Facility AKA SNF (40% of the time). The injured recovers[…]

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Given the unknown, choose home care when possible

To Stay Healthy (and alive) Longer, Avoid Hospitalization, if Possible

We’ve certainly come a long way from the pre-Florence Nightingale days, when one of the earliest hospitals, the Hotel-Dieu in Paris, offered dark, unsanitary, poorly ventilated wards, multiple patients per bed (many of whom were infectious), and a mortality rate of more than 40%. And yet, we’re still struggling with[…]

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