Long Term Care Industry

  • 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 ...

  • Staff to Resident Ratio in Nursing Homes

    Care provided in nursing homes is expensive. Even when the costs are covered by private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare , long-term care facility costs for an older adult can come with a considerable price tag. So, when family members have to decide to place an older person into a nursing ...

  • 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 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.