For Senior Care Professionals

  • 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 ...

  • Safety and Medication Management for Dementia Patients

    The elderly person with dementia will eventually need to have his medication administration monitored. Forgetfulness contributes to non-adherence to the medication regimen. However, psychiatric symptoms can do the same. Paranoia is not uncommon, and the person may be suspicious and refuse to take medications out of fear that someone is trying to cause them harm. As an aside, this also happens with food and fluids. Frequent medication reviews should take place, and the prescriber should discontinue any unnecessary meds.

  • 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.

  • How to Get A Referral For A Home Health Agency

    When a patient is released from the hospital, the standard of care must remain the same. For those seniors that will be needing an extra hand, there is the option of home health care or community living. The hospital or attending physician will put a referral in the hospital discharge planning. Your loved one must have the help available for both safety and health.

  • 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.

  • QAPI: Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement

    Yet another acronym; we say "kwa-pee." This program was introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to give nursing homes the tools necessary to address the limitations, problems, or on-going concerns of each facility. Various tools are available to detail and guide management teams through the QAPI process, ...

  • PDPM: Patient-Driven Payment Model

    Changes to Medicare commence on October 1 each year. In 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid changed its reimbursement structure. For nursing homes, the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) affects the Minimum Data Set (MDS), which drives clinical reimbursement. How do nursing homes get paid for care? Nursing homes, or ...

  • Nursing Home Nutrition Regulations

    Proper nourishment is essential for everyone, regardless of age or living situation. In a nursing home setting, strictly regulated nutritional plans and programs ensure that the food available consistently meets residents' needs. Nutrition in Nursing Homes Properly feeding residents entails many details that are overseen by the kitchen staff and ...

  • 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 , a leading SEO firm in the USA and world. Per, adding ...