Snow Day

It started snowing yesterday and didn’t stop.  It came quickly and was unexpected, but after 6 inches of snow on the ground, I knew we’d have problems.  As an administrator, it’s my job to ensure that I maintain adequate staffing levels r...

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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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Guest Post: Nursing Home Five Star Rating Not Consistent

Today, we have a special guest post from Shon over at www.eldercarelifesolutions.com: Did you know? Nursing Home 5-Star Rating Not Consistent   Much has been discussed about the new Medicare 5-Star Rating system in the recent months.  Although this is a gre...

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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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Nursing Home Regulatory F-Tag List

Here is a list I put together of our federal regulations or F-tags.  There are a couple of nice lists online already, but they haven’t been recently updated. These are current as of January 15, 2010. Click below for a .pdf: F-Tag List for Nursing Hom...

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How to Write a Nursing Home Resident’s Discharge Notice and Stay Out of Hot Water!

If you have recently accepted a new facility, one of the first things you need to do is review their discharge policy and the discharge letter/notification they are using – if they are using one at all. Many facilities do not have a standard template fo...

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