Motivational Quote – Drucker

“What gets measured gets managed.” Peter Drucker ...

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Wall of Shame, 1st edition: Rainbow Beach, Unexpected Pregnancy in the Nursing Home

A new addition to our categories on Nursing Home Pro – The Wall of Shame – to highlight some of the less fortunate events we deal with.  Hopefully, we can learn from the mistakes of others so the same things don’t happen to us. This is an ar...

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What to do with a Bad Employee?

I had someone tell me recently that they did not know what to do with a bad employee.  My first thought was, “What do you mean you don’t know what to do?  Teach them, coach them, hold them accountable, write them up when necessary, give them an a...

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It’s Time to Expect More From Your Medical Director!

A common complaint I hear revolves around the medical director and his or her unwillingness to perform the most basic duties of their role or that they are standing in the way of a facility’s progress. I’ve seen medical directors who wouldn’t...

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How to Survive Your First Nursing Home Operations Review Call

Typically, a new administrator will be basically thrown into their position without a ton of training.  Then, you get the pleasure of being grilled on every aspect of your facility’s performance by your regional, district, or corporate team usually on...

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The Type of Referral You Should Think Twice About!

One of the mistakes that many of us make when our facility is census-challenged is to begin taking and admitting whatever referrals we can get.  This can create tons of problems in your facility.  Obviously, a good rule of thumb is to ensure that clinically ...

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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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