Emotional Control – The Nursing Home Leader’s Lost Attribute

One of the most difficult things I had to learn early on in my career is to control my emotions.  Emotional control, emotional maturity, whatever you want to call it, is one of the single most important things that will determine your success or failure.  I...

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Leadership and the River Bank Builder

Whenever someone used to ask me how I would describe my leadership style, I never had just one answer.  You see, it changes.  I am a leader for a large group of healthcare professionals.  I am also a coach for most of the time.  But I also am a mentor, ...

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You Can’t Have Mental Health Services – You’re on Medicare!

Something interesting I’m finding in many facilities, and let me tell you, I’m a little upset over it.  Apparently, there are nursing home administrators out there that are telling their facilities that no resident can have mental health services ...

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I Don’t Pass Out Paychecks Early!

It never fails, someone needs to pick up their paycheck before the scheduled paycheck disbursement time.  We’ll say 2:oo pm on Friday.  You know that there is a reason you were told not to let the paychecks go early.  You know that if you let one empl...

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Administrator’s Cheat Sheet to Accounts Receivable

Every company is different, but something that happens frequently is that an administrator is hired and put in charge of the building without much training on how and what to monitor.  Sometimes, one needs a little direction. Today, we’ll talk about how...

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The 5 C’s of Long Term Care

Decisions, decisions!  Nursing home administrators are faced with the task of making decisions multiple times each day.  Many times there really isn’t a clear right answer for the decision to be made.  So, how does one know what to do?  Over my year...

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An Administrator’s Best Friend

Here is a picture of a nursing home administrator’s best friend.  No, not my dog!  It’s the watermelon book sitting behind him. (Although, my Boston Terrier, Maverick,  ranks right up there, too!) The Long Term Care Survey book, F-tag book, or ...

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