Nursing Home Staffing: What Do You Do?

I was recently having a conversation with a family member over nursing home staffing.  He was very frustrated that the facility his mother was in would not put another CNA on her hall during the day.  He said that the staff was leaving because they were over...

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Lombardi: What it Takes to Be Number 1

Vince Lombardi is known as one of the most successful football coaches in the history of the game.  He had a habit of creating winners.  His focus, however, was on fine-tuning each player – helping them become the best they could be.  A lesson can be ...

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You’re Only as Good as Your Worst Employee

I was having a conversation recently with a couple of other people in the industry.  We were discussing what’s the worst thing about starting out as a new administrator or leader in the nursing home environment. Lack of experience?  Sure.  Dealing wit...

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You’re Never Finished But That’s OK, You’re Still Organized.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, those of us working in the longterm care industry have a ton of work to do.  I have worked in other industries and this one by far takes the cake with giving you so many tasks you can’t think straight. One of ...

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Getting Past a Survey When You’re Not Ready!

Several times in my career I’ve had to take a facility that was in it’s survey window and I just knew we were nowhere near ready.  It’s pretty stressful to realize the impending doom that survey can present if they find everything you know i...

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Ranking Employees Forces You to be a Better Manager

Taking on a facility?  Want to make sure you don’t make the same mistake that so many administrators before you have in the same building?  It’s all about building your team of department heads and key personnel.  How do you make sure you’...

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The Peter Principle: Does Peter Work for You?

You’ve seen him.  You may have worked for him or he may just be a colleage.  I hope he doesn’t work for you or else you’ve got some work to do.  His name is Peter.  And he is incompetent in his job. The Peter Principle is the principle th...

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