Ankota COO, Sara Moore, has created a few initiatives to spark conversations about community in the home care industry. Among other efforts, she created AHomeCareCommunity.com to provide a place online for folks in home care to share ideas, offer Best Practices and resources, and to promote events.
She has also started "Monday Moore Mantras." She sends them via email on Mondays, so despite the fact that this blog is being posted on a Thursday, here is this week's Monday More Mantra:
On Saturday, I burned my kids' favorite breakfast... cinnamon rolls. They eagerly waited for a cinnamon roll treat on Saturday morning, and while lost in a deep conversation with my husband, I completely forgot about the mental timer I set for the rolls.
As the smell of cinnamon wafted through the house, I ran to the oven to find 2 of my children, sitting by the oven, delighted to smell their favorite breakfast.
"I burned the rolls! I'm so so sorry!" I shouted while running into the kitchen. My children gently arose from their kneeling positions and patiently, without an ounce of disappointment, replied, "its really ok, mom."
Just like that, without any strings attached, they forgave me and gladly ate their burnt breakfast. How easily it was for them to forgive me and not mention the mistake.
This gentle reminder was exactly what I needed for a fresh eye opener on how forgiveness can be such a simple act.
This event also inspired this week's Monday Moore Mantra:
My Monday Moore Mantra today is to "forgive easily". A quote that fit this message nicely comes from David Small.
“To Understand somebody else as a human being, I think, is about as close to real forgiveness as one can get.” - David Small
Sometimes it's hard to remember that we, ourselves, are only human. Having that understanding by others and the forgiveness we humans need, is a great gift.
Call to Action
Show how thankful you are about your caregivers by nominating as AHCC Caregiver of the Month here!
If you haven't already, please check out A Home Care Community (AHCC) and if you feel inspired, become a member! The conversation pages are a big part of the community, so dig into previous conversations or start your own.
An Offer! If you have specific community goals that you would like to drive for your company and would like to chat, send us a note (in the share an idea section in our contact page). We will schedule 1:1 meetings to help you move forward building your community!
With hope and gratitude,
Sara Moore, Chief Operating Officer
Ankota provides software to improve the delivery of care outside the hospital, focusing on efficiency and care coordination. Ankota's primary focus is on Care Transitions for Readmission avoidance and on management of Private Duty non-medical home care. To learn more, please visit www.ankota.com or contact us.
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