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How To Attract And Retain Good Nurses

The healthcare industry has been a rapidly growing sector for job growth. With that, there is a definite shortage. We know that there aren’t enough students enrolling in nursing to meet the aging population’s demand while the job itself is highly demanding—both physically and mentally—and there are a large number of nurses over fifty years […]

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How to Adopt a Proactive Approach to Care

We have talked a lot about the status quo. Part of that conversation is around the reactive nature of SNFs. Can you talk a little bit about the dangers of being reactive in a nursing leadership role? “Well, being proactive is clearly better than being reactive. There are a ton of changes going on, as […]

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Technology Complementing Care

Why Marwood Nursing and Rehab Came Back to COMS in PointClickCare To read the full story, click here. We had COMS on our rehab unit for two years. We loved the alerts and changes in conditions we used in COMS, but we couldn’t justify asking our nurses to work in two systems. As a result, […]

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What is Person-Centered Care?

Person-Centered Care There has been a lot of buzz about personalized care. Can you talk about the need for personalized care? “Great question. At the end of the day, as Health Care Professionals, we get caught up in the scope of practice between medicine, physicians, nursing, therapy, etc. Sometimes those discussions end up in the […]

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Overcoming Chaos in Your Nursing Home

We are talking about chaos this week. Unfortunately, there is chaos on every level in most skilled nursing organizations. Can you talk a little bit about the chaos in nursing homes today? 1. The primary issue we are dealing with now is changes in the regulation. They have caused infrastructure, policy and procedural changes in […]

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The LTC Story to watch for 2018

Avoiding re-hospitalizations This article is right on. While it isn’t new news, re-hospitalizations will continue to be a hot topic. Avoiding (re)hospitalizations to be exact. The bottom line is that the United States healthcare costs continue to climb with no correlating improvement in quality. The most impactful ways to lower costs are: • Develop nursing […]

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Unparalleled Changes in Skilled Nursing Regulations

“For the past 30 years, regulations didn’t change in long-term care, but now we are in a whirlwind of change.” – Mike Carson, COO of Grace Healthcare Can you talk a little about current regulations? How have these changes in regulations impacted your organization? “Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the entire […]

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Denise Ogden chosen as AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Senior Examiner

We are proud to recognize Denise Ogden as she was just selected to be a 2018 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Senior Examiner. Denise Ogden has over 30 years of experience in Long Term Care, ten of which were spent as a Multi-Center Operator specializing in Skilled, Assisted Living and Continuing Care Communities in the states of […]

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How to Make Your Vision a Reality

Vision In business or personal life, vision is where it all starts. Imagine being 20 years old, living in your parent’s garage and selling your car to follow your vision. This is exactly what Steve Jobs did to create the prototype for Apple 1. While I am not advocating to sell all of your personal […]

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COMS helps Veterans this Holiday Season

In 2017, COMS introduced a “COMS Gives Back” program, supporting different charity organizations around the Cleveland, OH area. As part of our charities for the year, we collected donations for the Louis V. Stokes VA Medical Center. We collected magazines, DVDs, personal items, home goods, and food items. As part of the donations, COMS encouraged […]

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