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Upcoming Events at MED e-care

By Jing Chen  |  12 October 2017

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Curious about what's happening at MED e-care in the next few months? 

We are scheduling many events which you should know!

Our next 35 QI & RUGs Webinar series will begin next Week. This highly practical series has received rave reviews. This series demonstrates the interrelationship between Risk Indicators under the RAPS, Quality Indicators, Clinical Assessment Protocols, Care Planning, Educational Needs, RUG Resource Grouping and how they are linked to overall funding. To see the detailed schedule and register, please click here.

We are just about to launch our RAI forum, which will allow the sharing of knowledge, skills and experience among those in our network. Please register by clicking www.rai.to or sign up for a 30 min demo if you are not sure where to get started.

Thirdly, our next round of MDS Credentialing & Advanced RUGs sessions will be scheduled October 25th-27th and November 3rd.  Limited seats are available for this highly popular educational opportunity. 

Last but not least, It's the time for our CMI specialist to review your CCRS documentation before your submission in order to maximize your CMI. Our Consulting service is now available to both clients and non-clients with your first quarter's assessment Free of Charge with a guarantee that we will raise your CMI by at least 1 point.

Click the appropriate link to join us for the 35QI webinars, forums, educational sessions and our consulting service. Contact Cynthia Hood via cynthia@mede-care.com or 1.800.387.8903 ext. 236 if you need any further assistance or additional information. 

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Critical Thinking: Strengthening Your Muscles

By Cynthia Hood  |  11 October 2017

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Critical thinking is a skill like any other. It is the ability to focus on an issue, examine all possible and potential solutions, determine the probable impact each solution may create and make a decision accordingly. Compare it to a muscle. The more it is used, the stronger it becomes.

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You are a Family Counselor

By Len Fabiano  |  04 October 2017

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You may not have expected that role when you started working with the elderly. It may not be included in your job description. You probably believe that you don’t have the time to do what is needed. You may not even have the skills to deal with what is experienced. Regardless, you are smack dab in the middle of families in crisis.

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Aging in Place – The New Retirement Home

By Alana Rennie  |  29 September 2017

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In the past, Retirement Homes focused on the fairly independent elderly – Those who required some assistance with activities of daily living i.e. bathing, medication dispensing. The sell for the homes of the past was on the amenities provided i.e. recreational activities and services, meal selections, transportation, comfortable and attractive living environments, personal grooming services (i.e. hairdresser, manicurist), etc.

Today, many Retirement Homes have undergone a cultural shift to an Aging in Place philosophy. This philosophy allows for a much greater range of services and care options

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Marketing Strategies for Retirement Home

By Jing Chen  |  14 September 2017

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Every retirement facility plans on being successful and growing their business. This success requires a sound marketing plan. Many facilities are so focused on caring for their residents that they neglect the appropriate marketing strategies to keep leads coming into their facility and maintaining an active list of potential retirees.

The following three strategies will help you stand out from the pack:

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Organizational Cultures are Fragile

By Cynthia Hood  |  06 September 2017

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It can take a great deal of investment and time to create a positive and supportive organizational culture. It takes a short time to destroy it.

The expectation that an organizational culture can be developed quickly is usually proven false. Demonstrating that the past will no longer be the practice and getting complete buy-in is a progressive process.

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Are You Ready for the Future?

By Len Fabiano  |  30 August 2017

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Our beliefs or values are established in childhood. Our society has seen a shift in values every decade. This means that the values for the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation were instilled in the 1950's and 60's. When this generation becomes the residents of long term care, they will have a phenomenal impact.

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Branding in Long-Term Care: Reinforcing the Message

By Jing Chen  |  23 August 2017

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All organizations create a culture, some better defined than others. However, not all organizations convert their culture into a Brand that reinforces the message of that culture.

Long-Term care is a competitive market. Although there is little need to market to potential customers (excluding private pay retirement homes), there is a constant competition to recruit and retain staff. In many instances, there is little difference in pay and benefits from one home to another in the same community. So what draws staff and more importantly what keeps staff at one site.

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35 QI & RUGs Webinar is coming soon!

By Haydee Tuazon  |  16 August 2017

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We are pleased to announce that our most welcomed 14-part 35 QI & RUGs Webinar series will be repeated this fall starting on the 18th of October.

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Falls Risk in Long Term Care

By Haydee Tuazon  |  09 August 2017

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A fall is probably the greatest contributor to the loss of independence and health decline experienced by the elderly. In long term care, preventing falls is no easy task. Our mandate is a precarious balance between encouraging independence and protecting a resident from falling when we are presented with a dichotomy of needs: 

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