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State Average Infographic

CMS Care Snapshot See how your state ranks with hospital readmissions, total nurse staffing hours per resident and more. Visit Nursing Home Compare for the full list of all state averages, here. Successful discharges to community CMS Care Snapshot Visit Nursing Home Compare for the full list of all state averages, here.

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Technology in Skilled Nursing Homes

Technology Today What is the role or importance of technology in healthcare? Focusing in on the post-acute market, we are in a place where nurses are getting more and more scarce. If you look in these healthcare buildings, the busiest person in the place is the floor nurse. I always think back to my time […]

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Keeping Residents Happy

How to Keep Residents Happy What steps has your organization taken to make sure they keep residents happy? How can you keep residents happy overall? 1. Get to know your residents – We make sure we get to know each resident that comes into one of our facilities. We make sure we know their likes […]

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The Need for Compassion in Care

Changing Residents Have you seen any changes in the past few years in your residents and/or Post-Acute Care in general? There has been a big change in the type of resident we receive. When I first entered into the medical field, we saw elderly grandmothers and grandfathers that just couldn’t stay at home by themselves […]

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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 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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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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