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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Managing Upward: Dealing With Difficult Bosses

Almost everyone has one and at times they can be a royal pain!  Bosses!  How do you deal with a boss that has a completely different mindset and personality than yourself?  I have had several real winners in my career ranging from the immature-and-explosive...

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Lesson Learned: Cousin Fred May be a Thief!

One thing I try to do is to learn from my mistakes.  So, I’ll share some of my mistakes in this section called Lessons Learned so hopefully you can learn from them, too.  The lesson we’ll talk about today is about family members coming to take yo...

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Morning Meeting Makeover

Nursing home companies each have their own version of how a morning meeting is supposed to be run.  The format is usually put together by a clinician or by someone who just doesn’t have the right kind of exerience needed for this task.  As a result, I ...

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Is Your Physician Putting You Out of Compliance?

Is your physician putting you out of compliance by not visiting their patients timely?  It’s pretty common for nursing homes to have to remind their docs several times that it’s time to see their nursing home patients.  Many physicians get so bus...

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How a Thank You Card Can Save Your Nursing Home!

Oftentimes, when a facility has had survey issues or turnover in leadership, employee morale also suffers.  One nice little tool that can drastically improve morale in your facility is the Thank You note. You should attempt to create an atmosphere of not just...

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Staffing and Special Schedules

I typically don’t hire individuals with special schedule needs.  It never fails that when a facility is desperate for CNAs, housekeepers, dietary staff members, etc., we see many employees hired that have only special times and days that they can work....

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