Blair Quasnitschka – Effective Team Culture and Successful Senior Living Operations

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Blair Quasnitschka, FACHCA
Blair Quasnitschka, FACHCA

Blair Quasnitschka is a Sports Management graduate of Springfield College who “found his calling” 5 years after college following in his father’s footsteps of nursing home administration.

He spent the first 10+ years of his career in that space operating high-volume Medicare buildings and doing regional operations work for a provider that focused on short term rehab and addiction service/mental health populations.

While continuing his efforts in working with seniors, Blair pivoted towards senior living 3 years ago when he took the Executive Director position of a Continuing Care Retirement Community – Evergreen Woods in North Branford, CT, operated by Senior Living Communities out of Charlotte, NC.

Blair also serves as the Operations Mentor for the portfolio where he helps to onboard newly hired Executive Directors and Care Service Administrators, as well as conduct ongoing support of their ED’s in operations and sales capacity.  Blair was recognized as the Company’s Executive Director of the Year in 2019.

In addition to Blair’s formal professional work, he’s been active with the American College of Healthcare Administrators (ACHCA) on a local CT Chapter level (served as Director, Vice President and President) and more recently as a Director of the ACHCA National Board for the past two years.

Blair is a Fellow with ACHCA, the highest individual distinction. He has served as an Examiner for American Healthcare Association’s (ACHA) Silver Award submissions.

Blairs and his wife live in Central CT along with their two sons Maddox (6) and Jagger (5), and a new puppy, Luna). Blair enjoys playing the piano (33 years) in his spare time as well as for his residents and staff, playing golf (when time permits) and he’s an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan – 2019 Superbowl Champs!
 
Topics:

  • Employee retention – the importance of it and the strategies we use
  • Covid precautions – balancing safety precautions against keeping residents engaged and thriving
  • The future of senior living
  • What does “ready” look like for seniors – in terms of making a decision to move from their own home to a Community

Blair’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/blair-quasnitschka-fachca-17923867/

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