A Quick Nursing Home Marketing Tip that Works!

Here’s a quick tip to get your facility’s name out to people who may have a need for you at some point.  First, develop a mailer that lists the services you provide and any FREE educational programs or assistance your facility provides or has sch...

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Managing Hypersexuality in the Nursing Home – Where to Begin?

Today, we’ll talk about hypersexuality of the nursing home resident when there is no 2 –party consent for sexual advances, and what to do to manage this behavior. In the nursing home industry, you’ll run across it sooner or later.  A little male residen...

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Confusion Over Sexuality in the Nursing Home

Every facility at one point or another will have to come to terms with the expression of sexuality by their residents.  This creates a ton of confusion with the staff, administration, corporate, families, ombudsman, and surveyors. To tell you the truth, it ca...

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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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Snoezelen Rooms – A New Tool for Alzheimers?

Do you Snoezel? If not, you might need to start! The word “Snoezelen” comes from 2 Dutch words, “snuffelen” (to seek out or explore, or to sniff) and “doezelen” (to relax, doze, or snooze).  The Snoezelen experience offers ...

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Top 10 Questions to Ask to Get Your Behavior Management Program on Track

Do you have residents yelling their heads off? Wandering excessively into the wrong rooms? Elopements? Resisting care? Exhibiting sexually inappropriate behaviors?  Or, maybe even a new resident-to-resident altercation each day?  Then, I hate to break it to ...

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