Motivational Quote – Drucker

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

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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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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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Guest Post: Common Difficulties That Occur During Caregiver Training

Today, we have a guest post from our friend Daniel over at Cherry Hill Adult Family Home.  The point of view is from an assisted living perspective, but we can find many similarities in the NH industry.  You can see Daniel’s Assisted Living Blog HERE. ...

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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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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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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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