IntelyCare Blogs

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Nursing Facilities Blog

A blog about skilled nursing facilities and assisted living residences.

Nurses & CNA's Blog

A blog focused on the everyday challenges facing nurses and CNA’s. 

How to Give an Amazing Nursing Handoff

Nurses must care for patients 24 hours a day, yet no one works a 24-hour shift. In order to ensure the patient's safety and promote excellent care, communication between shifts is of paramount importance. Yet few nurses learn how to give report in a manner that...

Announcing the 2018 Intelygence Scholarship Winner

Every year, around the time of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, the American Nurses Association recognizes and honors nurses across the country by celebrating National Nurses Week. This year’s theme was Inspire, Innovate, and Influence.  As an employer of nurses and...

Cincinnati Welcome Event Recap

Last Friday, IntelyCare hosted a free welcome event at the Montgomery Inn - Boathouse to open our newest market in Cincinnati, Ohio. It featured a nursing comedy speech by Terry Foster RN, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and a chance to meet the founders and teammates at...

Decreasing Falls in Nursing Home Patients

According to The Joint Commission, hundreds of thousands of patients fall in hospitals and Nursing Homes each year. Many patients in long-term care are there in the first place because of injuries sustained in a fall or because they have fallen repeatedly. Falls are...

Why Taking Breaks Is So Important For Nurses

The Problem with Taking Breaks Nursing is a giving profession and we nurses tend to give a lot, but not all of that giving is by choice. In a conventional job, taking breaks is part of a normal shift. With nurses, there are patients who must receive care. However,...

Top 8 Issues with Short Staffing

Top 8 Issues with Short Staffing As healthcare systems accommodate the retirement of baby boomer nurses and work to do more with less to make ends meet, many organizations find themselves short staffed. And while the best nurses will do whatever it takes to care for...

Self-Care Of Nurses To Prevent Work-Fatigue Syndrome

As much as we want to portray a "superhero" persona to the public, nurses are mortal beings who are also capable of experiencing wear and tear of the body. The job itself is hailed as one of the most dangerous jobs because of the many elements that a nurse encounters...

Nurse Staffing Ratios in Long Term Care Facilities

Nurse staffing is often a hot button for skilled nursing facilities. The need to balance costs with care occurs on a daily basis. For the nursing administrator, the ability to make a case for staffing increases often rests on the ability to provide solid rationales...

How Nurse Staffing Makes A Difference

Appropriate Nurse Staffing levels can make a significant increase in facility payment reimbursement, especially with the Skilled Nursing Facilities Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) slated to launch in early 2019. All of the measures currently in use by CMS are...

Awesome IntelyPros

Being a care provider can sometimes feel like a thankless job. Hard work is put into every shift, and it is common to feel as if you are not getting the recognition you deserve. IntelyCare wants to change that. Oftentimes, an IntelyPro does something that really...