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New Laws for Care Business Employers 2018
By Diane Morrow, LNHA
MARIJUANA - Marijuana is getting legalized in more States. Employers should know that in States that legalized Marijuana they can still enforce their drug-free workplace policies because it is still illegal on a federal level.
CRIMINAL RECORDS - The "Band the Box " is probably the most important law that is emerging across the nation. Currently 10 states: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont have basically made it illegal to ask a job applicant if they have an arrest record before they offer them a conditional job offer.
The theory is that people with an arrest record, or who have been convicted of a crime and have rehabilitated should have a better chance to get a job if the box on the application about criminal record is removed.
Most States have specific laws for care facilities that detail which criminal offenses are excusable and which are not. Due to the nature of the business care home employers can let the applicant know up front that a criminal record clearance from State licensing is required for the job. DO NOT COERCE THEM INTO telling you about their criminal history, if they want to volunteer the information then that is their choice. If they choose to proceed and you offer them a job, then you will have to wait to see if the State licensing agency clears them or not. Read more
New Year, New Plan
The "New Year" is upon us and to really understand where your care facility, residential care home, or assisted living community is at, you need to analyze where you are and where you have been. Asking the right questions, and writing down and reviewing the answers will help you create a strategic plan.
Goal: The place where a race or journey ends. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a person aims to reach or attain.
Plan: A method of action, procedure or arrangement; a scheme.
Vision: The act or power of receiving mental images, as those formed by the imagination.
The most common goals for community care businesses and nursing homes are:
- Decrease Vacancy Rate
- Meet Facility Goals
- Improve Quality and Safety
- Increase Community Interaction
- Staff training & reduced turnover
- Pay off Debts
- Increase sales and services
ProvidersWeb has great forms to help you:
Community Care Facility and Nursing Home Administrator's Check Off List - Yearly
QA-RM Yearly Management Plan
New Year Plan Form
So what did 2017 tell you? What worked? What needs expanding? What needs to stop? What's missing? What is your new priority list? How happy and satisfied are you? What about your community connections? Are you monetary goals being met?
Here is a list of questions to help you create your New Plan, for the New Year. Read more.
Referral Agencies – The Paying Truth
By Diane Morrow, LNHA
Referral agencies have been around a long time. Unfortunately there are referral agencies that take advantage of providers and sometimes the consumers (persons to be placed) for the love of money.
So what is the low down on referral agencies? There are basically two main types of referral agencies. The for-profit type usually deals with private pay elderly care placements, and the other type is usually ran by a non-profit or state agency and deals with consumers on government funds.
The problems associated with the For-Profit agencies can include but are not limited to:
Doubling the Fees
- Not Knowing Enough About The Consumer’s Health Condition to help find proper placement.
- Not Knowing Enough About The Care Facility they are sending the consumer to; the referral agency could easily send someone to a care facility that provides sub-standard care.
- Referring Only To The Care Facilities That Pay Large Referral Fees; and referring to the care facilities that pay them the fastest. Often times the fee is the first month’s rent or a large portion thereof which is around $1500 to $5000.
- Once a referral is made and the resident is placed, checking up on the resident to see if they are happy and if not they quickly assist them into moving to another facility, so they can earn another referral fee. Read More
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