An Infection Control Case Study That May Make You Sick!

This is a true account of what I found at one of the facilities I took over a couple of years ago.  It demonstrates that one problem can be so much bigger than any of us realize. “A Salmonella outbreak?  How did that happen?” I asked.  (Read b...

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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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Did You Wake Up a Winner Today?

Tell me how your morning was today.  Did you jump out of bed before dawn raring to go?  Did you have a power shower?  Did you brush your teeth like a champ?  Did you peel rubber out of the driveway because you couldn’t wait to get to work? No?  😛...

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How Home & Comunity Based Services are STEALING Your Nursing Home Census and What You Can Do About It

I have noticed a trend in some of our states.  As a way to save state funds, many of our states are pushing the Home & Comunity Services Programs.  This service falls under the Medicaid waiver program and is unheard of for many nursing home administrator...

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Nursing Home Administration – What Type of Person Does it Take?

I’m always amazed when someone tells me they want to become a nursing home administrator.  Especially knowing what I know now.  When I started out, I simply thought that it was a respectable career and that it was all financially oriented.  Boy, was I...

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State by State Nursing Home Survey 2567’s

Here’s a quick and easy reference to find your facility’s historical survey results and see exactly what was cited.   This is especially important as you get close to your nursing home survey window.  If you were cited before, take my word, they...

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What a New Nursing Home Administrator Should Ask for on the First Day

Typically on the first day of a new job, we are so busy getting orientation, watching hours of videos, and signing a huge packet of forms that we forget to ask some of the basic questions a new nursing home administrator should always know.  I put together a ...

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