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RCS-1

Why is there the need for RCS-1? We’ve been expecting this for a while. There has always been significant overuse of therapy in the skilled nursing setting and CMS has identified that this is a huge problem that is pervasive across the country. There are facilities that are doing the right thing. But, there are […]

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What Does a Good Culture Look Like?

What does a good culture look like? A good culture looks like something that goes beyond making a profit. Don’t get me wrong. Profit is necessary, but there has to be something attached to it. A good culture is a positive, people-centered environment for employees that includes the company mission, ethics, values, and goals. We […]

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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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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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How to prepare for Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship What is Antibiotic Stewardship? It is a coordinated program that promotes the appropriate use of antimicrobials (including antibiotics), improves patient outcomes, reduces microbial resistance, and decreases the spread of infections caused by multi drug-resistant organisms. Mega Rule Phase 2 As part of the new Mega Rule Phase 2 of implementation and the overhaul […]

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