Restorative Nursing Programs are essential for provision of care for residents in long term care. Imagine yourself as a resident in a nursing home (for some that though alone causes anxiety) – would you want to maintain your physical ability to continue to be as independent as possible? Would you want to have trained staff… Continue reading 4 reasons why you should have a robust Restorative Nursing Program in your facility
Broad River Rehab is excited to be attending the North Carolina Assisted Living Fall Conference & Trade Show! The show is October 9-11 and will be in the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We will be in booth 7. Please stop by!
Recently Broad River Rehab welcomed Joel VanEaton to the team. In this posting we’re going to ask Joel some burning questions we’ve been wondering about and get his perspective. BRR: How will PDPM change the role of the MDS nurse? JVE: Under PDPM the MDS nurse will only become more important for one primary reason:… Continue reading Q&A with Joel VanEaton
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Broad River Rehab’s Mission and Philosophy statements speak of knowledge and passion. These are two essential values of our employees and clients. It is rare for an organization to have the opportunity to hire a recognized expert in his/her field, and one who also displays an ardent passion in caring for the elderly, but we have done it! Broad River Rehab is excited to… Continue reading Welcome Joel VanEaton!
Broad River Rehab will be attending the 2018 THCA/TNCAL Convention & Trade Show. We’ll be in booth 630. The show is August 15-17 at the Music City Center. We hope to see you there!
How many RNs does it take to change your star rating? That’s the topic of today’s post. (You thought this was going to be a joke about registered nurses and light bulbs, didn’t you?) RN staffing hours have a huge effect on your star rating. Specifically the staffing score is about two thirds RN hours.… Continue reading How Many RNs Does it Take to…
UPDATE: As of today (6-25-2018) McKnight’s is reporting that CMS is including all PBJ information to the nursing home compare website. I consider this progress! The current star rating system we use for skilled nursing is not compatible with PDPM. The reason for this is that staffing ratings depend upon expected nursing hours, which are… Continue reading Star Ratings and PDPM – A Proposal
Star Ratings Let’s talk about star ratings. I know a lot of people in skilled nursing tell me they don’t like star ratings. Most say the star ratings are flawed and can be misleading. I agree that star ratings aren’t perfect, but they aren’t designed for skilled nursing insiders; they are designed to help people… Continue reading Star Ratings – Some Stats