In Oh Mercy! follow the journey of Jeff Jerebker, a nationally recognized leader in long term care, as his devotion to satsang, service, and meditation led him to challenge generally accepted models at every turn in his life. From living on a rural spiritual commune to working with the local Quakers to establish an alternative school to founding Pinon Management his memoirs and leadership style will show you just what it means to be an entrepreneurial change agent.
Jeff Jerebker is Long-Term Care’s Renaissance Man
How does an internal cost accountant for American Can step away from suits and a clean shave to blue jeans, flannel shirts, long hair, a shaggy beard and become an anti-materialistic minimalist?
How does the mystical world introduced by Guru Maharaj Ji, the communal living of The Farm and the evolving political world convert one to become an entrepreneurial change agent?
How does an unassuming guy become a pioneer in long-term care, taking over troubled nursing homes and transforming them into flourishing communities of excellence?
Meet the life and times of Jeff Jerebker. A man who changed the landscape of long- term care for residents; for their family members; and for a variety of organizations that he led and worked with.
In Oh Mercy! The Coming of Age of a Nursing Home Pioneer, you will discover a man who encountered challenges and obstacles, created a team that revolutionized long-term care management, bringing it into the 21st century.
Along the way, you will turn on, tune in, and drop out, AND be glad you did.
Leadership from the Heart. In 1968, the first ripple of profound change seeped through Jeff Jerebker’s sleeping consciousness. Watching the Democratic Convention in Chicago on the heels of the assassination of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., disbelief swirled around him. Observing the police riots on the streets, the chaos in the convention center and the suppression of anti-war delegates, he was convinced that the American political system was corrupt and repressive.
Listening to this cacophony of disorder and repression, Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone played in Jerebker’s head as the perfect soundtrack for the surreal movie unfolding before his eyes. He had to do something different than what he was currently doing.
His doing something led to a revamping of what long-term care management could be through his creation of Piñon Management. It led to the expose of gross mismanagement and massive lack of leadership in state and privately owned facilities. Doing something inspired his path to change lifeless, institutional models of care and transform them into vibrant person-centered care communities.
In Oh Mercy! The Coming of Age of a Nursing Home Pioneer, Jeff Jerebker embodies critical thinking, analysis, and the principle of healthy dialectics.