There has been a lot of buzz generated by Julie Boggess' piece on leaving the profession from at least a bit of burnout. I am choosing something different. I am choosing to make a difference in the profession, teaching the leaders of the future and doing my best to implement this stuff in my building.
At one time, I was a nursing home administrator who was "on fire" about the topic of culture change in long-term care. I believed that working to de-institutionalize the institution was the reason I was guided into the industry over 30 years ago. No more. I couldn't continue.
Sharon McDermond had just started a new job as director of continuing care at Ann's Choice, an Erickson Living community, when she received devastating news.
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 showsApril 24, 2014
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
A new seven-member watchdog panel in Indiana will review the state board responsible for reviewing and regulating nursing home administrators.
Creating an independent contractor position gives nursing home administrators a stronger sense of ownership over their facilities.
Long-term care administrators feel pressure from competing quality initiatives, says Marianna Grachek, president and CEO of the American College of Health Care Administrators.
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.