When my grandmother died, I didn't know anything about the medical field, nursing homes or taking care of people. What I did know, though, was that I could do better than the care she received.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Long-term care facilities in Missouri have been successful in rehabilitating their reputation as institutionalized environments, a new survey reveals.
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.
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 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 careJuly 23, 2009
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.
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.