Guest Post: Common Difficulties That Occur During Caregiver Training

Today, we have a guest post from our friend Daniel over at Cherry Hill Adult Family Home.  The point of view is from an assisted living perspective, but we can find many similarities in the NH industry.  You can see Daniel’s Assisted Living Blog HERE. ...

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Confusion Over Sexuality in the Nursing Home

Every facility at one point or another will have to come to terms with the expression of sexuality by their residents.  This creates a ton of confusion with the staff, administration, corporate, families, ombudsman, and surveyors. To tell you the truth, it ca...

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10 Deadly Sins of the Nursing Home Administrator

So you want to become a great nursing home administrator? But you find yourself not quite attaining the level of success you aspire to.  Have you asked yourself one simple question:  What am I doing wrong? You want to accomplish great things in this long ter...

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Don’t Change Systems for Personnel Problems

I recently encountered an issue with the way employees are being paid in one facility.  It seems that at one point, the Nurse Administration team members other than the DON – ADON, RN supervisors, MDS, support staff, etc. were all paid hourly.  That&#...

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Nursing Home Marketing: Cold Call Concepts – Getting Past the Gatekeeper

I attended a seminar the other day on healthcare marketing.  One of the focuses was to break down your types of calls and define what the key elements are.  So, today, we’re breaking down a nursing home marketing cold call and how we get past the gate...

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Stop Over-reporting or You’ll Get Burned!

One of the easiest ways to get tags cited in your facility is to invite the State to pay you a visit.  Self-reports of unusual incidents can and will get you deficiencies.  Let’s say you discover something in your facility that went wrong and had a neg...

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Nursing Home Partnering with Home Health Care Providers

Usually nursing homes and home health agencies can be found at opoosite ends of the spectrum when it comes to referrals.  Nursing homes want the referral to come into the facility for rehab while home health wants the referrals to go home with their services...

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