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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The DreamCatcher Program: A Common Goal for Staff, Residents, and Families

Are your residents complaining that there is nothing to do?  Is your employee morale at an all-time low?  Do you feel the need to grab a couple pairs of boxing gloves and let your CNAs and LPNs just go at it?  Do you have family members with nothing better ...

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Census Bedlock and What to Do About It

I had a friend call me today with an interesting dilema.  She knows an administrator who is in bedlock.  What this means is the administrator has a building that is dually certified – Medicare & Medicaid – and has so many long term Medicaid ...

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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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A Disturbing New Surveyor Trend

There is a trend I’m noticing in surveys recently when the surveyors are conducting staff interviews.  It seems some survey teams are having facility staff members write and sign statements outlining what they’ve done wrong as discovered in the s...

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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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