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Acute, post-acute partnerships reduce C. diff about 50% in Washington state

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Hospitals and post-acute facilities in Washington state have cut their rate of Clostridium difficile infections in half since 2012 by partnering with each other in a robust infection control program, according to local news reports.

Cynical admins apt to leave jobs: study

Cynical admins apt to leave jobs: study

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Cynicism and "emotional exhaustion" are the strongest predictors of nursing home administrator turnover, according to doctoral research by a former administrator. Misaligned personal and corporate values also lead to turnover.

Uniform conformity

Uniform conformity

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How widespread is the adoption of uniforms within the long-term care profession? According to a rigorous and scientific phone survey I conducted of the one nursing home administrator who would take my call this morning, they're required of all nurses, CNAs and dietary and housekeeping staff in her building. To extrapolate that data nationally, I'll let you do the math.

Increasing quality of the AIT experience

Increasing quality of the AIT experience

Nursing home quality reflects to a significant degree, its leadership - the expertise and commitment of the administrators in charge of leading person-centered organizations. The "Administrator-in-Training" (AIT) or "practicum" experience serves as an essential educational component, facilitating the transition from student to leader, and research has suggested that this AIT experience is critical to the effective development of health care administrator competencies.

SNF rehab claims scrutinized more than ever, expert says

SNF rehab claims scrutinized more than ever, expert says

Nursing home administrators who can't substantiate every minute of rehab therapy delivered in their building leave themselves open to increasingly common audits and surveys, a top MDS 3.0 expert said Tuesday.

In pursuit of the C-suite

In pursuit of the C-suite

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Imagine an industry where an entry-level person is encouraged to be hungry and aggressive, to work long hours for little pay, lead (almost by default) an unhealthy lifestyle, and not have to dress all that nicely. The person may be a closet introvert, possibly disorganized, and must able to spend long hours manipulating the written word.

Perceptions of nursing home care improving among residents, families, survey finds

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Long-term care facilities in Missouri have been successful in rehabilitating their reputation as institutionalized environments, a new survey reveals.

Long-term care administrators to be celebrated in style during 'their' week

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The coming work week should be good for long-term care administrators: It's named after them. From Monday through Friday around the country, various observations and celebrations will take place to honor the ultimate multi-taskers. It's going to be National Long Term Care Administrator's Week. Staff, volunteers, residents and their family members are all expected to recognize administrators in various ways. Each March, the American College of Health Care Administrators sponsors the special week of observances.

Survey: Most nursing home administrators say background checks are helpful, efficient

Survey: Most nursing home administrators say background checks are helpful, efficient

Criminal background checks have not been found to significantly limit the quantity or quality of candidates for nursing home jobs, a top nursing home advocate says. A recent government survey of nursing home administrators paints an accurate picture of what once was forecast as a contentious issues, LeadingAge Director of Advocacy Information Barbara Gay told McKnight's Wednesday.

Six administrators charged after nursing home fire kills 89

Six administrators were charged with homicide after a fire killed 89 residents and staff Friday at a seven-floor nursing facility in Kolkata, India.

Daschle: Nursing home administrators should organize politically to boost awareness of long-term care

Daschle: Nursing home administrators should organize politically to boost awareness of long-term care

Congress needs to better understand the role of long-term care in healthcare reform, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said at a healthcare quality summit in Washington on Monday.

Nursing home administrators see largest salary gain in recent years

Nursing home administrators see largest salary gain in recent years

Despite an economic recession and slower compensation gains for nurses and nurse managers, nursing home administrators' salaries rose this year at their highest rate in four years.

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