Administrator

One administrator's road to recovery

One administrator's road to recovery

Sometimes, all it takes to transform the way we think is a simple change in perspective. For one man, that change came when he was forced to trade his position behind the administrator's desk for one in a hospital bed. While on the road to recovery in his own nursing home, he began to see the facility from a different perspective: the perspective of the residents--the people he was trying to help.

Long-term care nurses often 'scramble' to get family members' blessing for palliative care, research shows

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Nursing home residents might not transition to full palliative care until they are very near death, at which point nurses and family members act in a state of crisis, suggests recently published research out of Canada.

Admin earn $95K, while DONs top $82K

Admin earn $95K, while DONs top $82K

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SNF administrators are seeing the biggest hike, although all nursing home staff saw increases in their paychecks this year. Yet economists warn the trend might not stick around.

Nursing home admins, DONs see salary bump in latest report

Nursing home admins, DONs see salary bump in latest report

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Nursing home administrators' salaries increased by slightly more than 3% between 2012 and 2013, according to a recent report. Administrators now receive an average salary of $96,625, as compared to last year's $93,419 average, according to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service's 2013-2014 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report.

Salaries for nursing home administrator and nursing directors rise modestly in 2012, survey shows

Salaries for nursing home administrator and nursing directors rise modestly in 2012, survey shows

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Key skilled nursing facility managers saw small salary increases in 2012, according to new figures released Tuesday. The raises signal slow, steady economic improvement, say organizers of the survey, the largest of its kind.

How to have each other's backs

How to have each other's backs

When you become a nursing home administrator, you have to earn your staff's respect. Whether it's by walking the floors, or handling a hurricane, administrators have to be prepared for whatever comes their way.

College days: 50 years is a long time

College days: 50 years is a long time

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A lot of things were different in long-term care back in 1962. Never mind the stiff uniforms, spartan buildings and low technology. Medicare and Medicaid were still a few years from being born by President Lyndon B. Johnson's executive pen. But there's been at least one constant since then.

When opportunity knock-knocks: It falls right into your lap(top)

When opportunity knock-knocks: It falls right into your lap(top)

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Maybe you've heard the one that starts like this: A long-term care administrator, director of nursing and resident walk into a bar ...

Assisted living admin average salaries exceed $71,000; nursing directors $63,500

Assisted living admin average salaries exceed $71,000; nursing directors $63,500

Assisted living administrators' national average salary was $71,272 in 2010, according to the new 2010-2011 Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report. Assisted living directors of nursing, meanwhile, had an average salary of $63,571. Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service and LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA) formally issued the report, with support from the National Center for Assisted Living.

New watchdog group to oversee Indiana nursing home inspections board

A new seven-member watchdog panel in Indiana will review the state board responsible for reviewing and regulating nursing home administrators.

A way to empower a nursing home administrator

A way to empower a nursing home administrator

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Creating an independent contractor position gives nursing home administrators a stronger sense of ownership over their facilities.

McKnight's Newsmaker Video: Challenging times for long-term care administrators

Long-term care administrators feel pressure from competing quality initiatives, says Marianna Grachek, president and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators.

Joint Commission: more administrator involvement is key to improving healthcare quality

The Joint Commission recently emphasized the need for more involvement from healthcare administrators, executives and trustees in preventing medical errors. It also recommended using successful methods from other industries to improve quality in healthcare.