Following the Shared Governance Path on Our Journey Toward the Beacon Award
- Double your dining space. Moles, Daniel J.; Mount, Victoria // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p37
Suggests a two-seatings per meal system as the solution to the problem of serving too many nursing home residents in too little dining room space. Disadvantages of having residents scattered throughout the facility at mealtime; Labor-saving strategies adopted; Alteration of work routines and...
- Quality improvement: The view from JCAHO. Tellis-Nayak, Mary; Snyderman, Gary // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Sep/Oct92, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p20
Discusses quality improvement in nursing homes. Focus on the satisfaction of customers; Nature of problems in delivering quality service; Practice of quality improvement (QI); QI approach.
- Going the whole nine innings. Lewis, Ken // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Sep/Oct92, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p35
Discusses two types of nursing homes administrators. Fastballer or an administrator who employs an authoritarian style of management; Artiste or an administrative style reflective of a more democratic approach to managing a nursing home.
- Selecting a legal consultant in today's troubled waters. Schabes, Alan E. // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Nov/Dec92, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p10
Provides a perspective on how to select a legal consultant from a health care attorney's point of view. Legal knowledge and background; Ability to communicate to client and regulator; Commitment to profession.
- Do nursing home administrators need more training? Al-Assef, A.F.; Wilson, Nick // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Nov/Dec92, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p29
Presents a study conducted on the current status of nursing home administrators' training and education. Past studies on profiles of nursing home administrators; Mail-out survey; Frequency and Correlation analysis; Correlation between the quality of care in long-term care facilities and the...
- Computerization where do we go from here? Peck, Richard L. // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p10
Presents the insights of three computer leaders on lessons that nursing homes have learned from computerizing, and their outlook for the 21st century. Major lessons learned; Staff training on use of computers; Avoidance of `canned' feeling due to the process; Impact of computerization on staff...
- Medicolegal liability and clinical software. Peck, Richard L. // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p19
Presents the insights of two attorneys, Mark L. Gordon and Diana J.P. McKenzie on the liabilities that might be posed by the use of clinical software in nursing homes. Extent of legal activities related to the use of clinical software; Decisions on procurement and operations; Concerns on...
- Minimizing back injuries in nursing home staff. Patterson, Dave // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p33
Suggests a program aimed at reducing the risk of back injuries of the nursing home staff. Causes of back injuries; Consistent approach to educational programs; Commitment of senior management; Areas of program emphasis.
- Cafeteria benefit plans: A simpler approach. Heller, Robert D.; Olin, Jay // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Jan/Feb93, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p41
Outlines the `premium conversion' plan, the simplest approach to setting up a Cafeteria plan. Consideration of employee savings and nursing homes savings; Background of the plan; Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code; Misconceptions regarding `premium conversion'; Relevance of...
- 10 practical ways to reduce liability risk. Howe, Joy // Nursing Homes: Long Term Care Management;Mar93, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p43
Lists ways to reduce liability in the nursing home facility. Investigation and analysis of all accidents; Physician credential file; Proper identification of patients prior to medication; Creating a safe haven outside the facility; Monitoring falls; Staff development training; Prioritizing...