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National Nursing Home Week - Team*Care - 10 Simple Ways to Work as a Team

As we begin the biggest week of the year in long-term care, take a minute to consider the 2013 National Nursing Home Week slogan - Team*Care: Everyone Pitches In!  I would suggest that in our industry, more than most, the only way to be truly successful is to work as a team.  When one department struggles, it has an affect on every department.  

Begin today to demonstrate respect of your coworkers and initiate a culture of teamwork.  Whether you are an Administrator, department head, or direct care staff, you have the ability to make a difference.

  1. Assist residents to group activities.
  2. Help family members search for missing items.
  3. Share successful behavior interventions with another staff member.
  4. Be punctual for Care Conferences.
  5. Come prepared to Quality Assurance / Performance Improvement meetings.
  6. Complete your designated MDS sections in a timely manner.
  7. Remind and assist family members with adding new belongings to the inventory list.
  8. Clean residents' glasses.
  9. Be kind to new employees.
  10. Say thank-you.

How are you demonstrating that you are a team-player at your nursing facility?  Share your suggestions!

Sending joyous wishes for a happy National Nursing Home Week 2013 to the absolutely amazing folks that I've had the privilege to work with over the past 19 years.  

Is your facility needing compliance assistance or interim staffing in the areas of Social Service, Activities, or QMRP services?  Contact Julie at Simmons Healthcare Consulting, LLC.  


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1 Comment to National Nursing Home Week - Team*Care - 10 Simple Ways to Work as a Team:

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research paper on Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:26 AM
I love your 10 tips. They are simple and yet are sadly, the most forgotten or taken for granted ones. Hats off to nurses.
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