Tagged with Nursing home

Calculating the Value of Volunteers in Senior Housing

Calculating the Value of Volunteers in Senior Housing

Volunteers are a large component of the workforce in both skilled nursing and assisted living homes. Companies know the value volunteers provide and make opportunities for service widely available. Marketing material for senior care providers usually devote part of their efforts to attracting volunteers and getting them to commit via a link on their webpage, contact … Continue reading

Necessary PR moves for AL Deaths

Necessary PR moves for AL Deaths

A 93-year-old woman died from hypothermia last week in Wisconsin. Her body was found outside of Four Winds Manor, the assisted living home where she lived. The Wisconsin Dept of Health Services which licenses assisted living and nursing homes  is investigating. The administrator of the home declined comment. The Four Winds should treat the death of … Continue reading

Assisted Living Mandates Differ Between States

Assisted Living Mandates Differ Between States

Assisted Living varies in definition and scope between states. Skilled nursing homes have long complained about the strict laws and  regulations with which they’re governed by and have pointed to assisted living centers as being unfairly free of the same burdens. Less compliance and regulation certainly keeps costs down but the two types of housing … Continue reading

The Ten Most Common Citations in SNF

The Ten Most Common Citations in SNF

All skilled nursing homes are subject to state and federal inspections. State licensing requires inspections (every nine to fifteen months on average) while participation in the  federal Medicare/Medicaid program requires a home be made available for surveys.  State licensing standards generally follow Federal certification standards making the regulation of skilled nursing homes largely uniform between states. … Continue reading

Steps for Passing a SNF Inspection

Steps for Passing a SNF Inspection

Managing a skilled nursing home requires a continued, concentrated focus on practice, procedure and administration. State inspectors will, on average,  inspect a facility every nine to fifteen months and their presence often causes panic in the staff. Advance notice of a survey will make preparing for one easier. The best way to handle a surprise … Continue reading

2012 MetLife Market Survey Results

2012 MetLife Market Survey Results

MetLife published its annual Market Survey of Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Adult Day Services, and Home Care Costs recently. The company stopped selling LTC insurance two years ago but are still very active in retirement planning and marketplace trends which anticipate a growing need for senior care. The 2012 Survey showed: nationally, monthly nursing home … Continue reading

This Program Requires Belief and Commitment…..

This Program Requires Belief and Commitment…..

The article “Namaste: Honoring the spirit within” from Long Term Living Magazine is both educational and thought-provoking. The Sanskrit word “Namaste”  roughly translates to “not to me but you” or “I salute the god within you”. It’s used often as a salutation at the end of yoga practices and holistic treatments. The story focuses on a nursing … Continue reading