101 Referral Sources for Nursing Home Marketers

1                      AARP              2                      Adult Daycare Centers                        3                      Adult Family Homes        ...

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Huge News for Alzheimer’s Research!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41971124/ns/health-alzheimers_disease/ There’s some huge news for individuals and their families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease!  We may be closing in on a cure quickly.  According to new findings, beta amyloid, the...

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What Do the Letters After a Medicare Number Mean?

Sometimes you are trying to verify benefits / payer source on a referral and you’re working with a Medicare number that ends in a letter.  Here’s a quick cheat sheet on the meaning associated with that letter: Code Meaning A Primary claimant (wa...

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Top 10 Questions a New Administrator Should Ask Their Marketing Director!

As a new nursing home administrator – or maybe you’re just taking a new building – you have to find out what level your staff is on, especially the individual who is marketing the nursing home.  You know your census depends on the quality an...

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Disaster Preparedness in Nursing Homes: Some Thoughts

Today we have a guest post from Kitty Holman on the subject of Nursing Home Disaster Preparedness.  Enjoy!        Disaster Preparedness in Nursing Homes: Some Thoughts Ever since Hurricane Katrina hit, nursing homes and care facilities have been working t...

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You’re Only as Good as Your Worst Employee

I was having a conversation recently with a couple of other people in the industry.  We were discussing what’s the worst thing about starting out as a new administrator or leader in the nursing home environment. Lack of experience?  Sure.  Dealing wit...

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Don’t Call Yourself a Troubleshooter Until You Follow These 10 Rules!

For shame!  I hear this all the time and have followed supposed “troubleshooters” in many buildings.  The same folks who fail to get the facility even halfway back on track.  I’m pulling your “troubleshooter” card as of now!  ...

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