Long Term Care Industry

  • Medication Management for Seniors

    Do: ask questions, take as directed, report side effects or problems with medication, notify prescriber if using “as needed” AKA PRN meds frequently, monitor vitals, if recommended. Don’t: mix meds with alcohol, skip doses, take less than directed by your provider, or stop taking prescriptions without discussing with the prescriber. ...

  • How to Increase Occupancy in Your Assisted Living Facility

    How do you increase occupancy in your assisted living facility? This is a question that many who are trying to bring in more residents are asking. Here are a few ways to help draw in and keep residents happy at your facility. Independent Senior Living Marketing Ideas To increase occupancy, ...

  • The Survey Process For Nursing Homes / Skilled Nursing Facilities

    Nursing homes undergo surveys annually to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. There is an exception in which a facility can become a Special Focus Facility (SFF), meaning there is increased scrutiny by state regulators. With two surveys annually, surveyors can show up to a facility at any time. ...

  • The History Of Nursing Home Regulations

    When the US enacted the Social Security Act of 1935, a public assistance program for the elderly called Old Age Assistance (OAA) made installments to care facilities for impoverished elderly. Nursing homes started to open due to regulations forbidding payment to public institutions like poorhouses. Rules on the industry followed, ...

  • Care Management Software for Long Term Care Facilities

    Care management software in the healthcare field is needed for a variety of reasons. Care management is a variety of activities to improve patients’ care and lower the need for medical services. Care management is essentially put into place to allow medical staff and those providing care to handle medical ...

  • How To Solicit Google Reviews For Your Skilled Nursing Or Assisted Living Facility

    For a smaller nursing home or assisted living facility, the best way to efficiently solicit positive Google reviews is actually to request them one at a time. A broadcast email will be less effective at getting a good number of responses. The same holds for a social media post requesting ...

  • How to Keep Employees Motivated, Happy and Engaged at Your Nursing Home

    There are several ways to help keep employees working at your nursing home. The staff that runs your facility are essential and need to be retained. As an administrator, it is your job to think of ways to help keep the team and add more employees. Even though you are now in management, you know how hard it is for the nurses and staff to keep their floors running. You have probably been there and worked one of the jobs on the floor before being promoted. One of the biggest things administrators can do is express and show how much they are appreciated.

  • Nursing Home Virtual Tours are a Valuable Tool During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

    During this global pandemic, nursing home virtual tours are becoming an innovative marketing tool across the country. Why virtual tours? Whether you are an individual seeking a nursing home for a loved one or nursing home administrator, virtual tours are a tool that will benefit you during COVID-19. Marketing Ideas ...

  • Nursing Home Electronic Health Records Management

    One of the best features of the electronic medical record in nursing homes is that the information being real-time can be shared with other medical providers. The ability to share makes it easier for medical professionals to get the appropriate care when and where it is needed for their patients.

  • The Top Local Business Directories You Should Submit Your Long Term Facility Website To

    In the world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), there is a subset called Local SEO. The formula for Local SEO differs from national or global SEO. You can see the top local SEO factors list at Moz.com , a leading SEO firm in the USA and world. Per Moz.com, adding ...