New York State Government Site Helps Families. Know What to Look for in a Nursing Home

If you manage a nursing home, you’ll want to be aware of the New York Government site nursinghomes.nyhealth.gov. At this site, families can find great information to help them find a nursing home for their senior family members.

There is a map, showing the NY state and a search feature people can use to find nursing homes and facilities by specific types of care that they offer in their area. They also can specify the distance from a zip code that they would like to find this facility.

One of the features we recommend nursing homes review is Questions to Ask when Choosing a Nursing Home. It is ideal to have answers prepared for each of these questions, so that families can receive the information that they are seeking. Reading this section may help some nursing homes discover exactly the specific areas that concern families when they choose a nursing home, and which questions they are being guided to ask when reviewing facilities.

There are many sections for question topics, including Health Care Decisions, Residents’ Rights, Safety, Cleanliness, Food, Medical/Nursing Care and Dementia Units/Alzheimer Units to name several. Questions can be found here: http://www.health.ny.gov/facilities/nursing/select_nh/

Take for example, their questions about Staffing:

  • How many staff work on the unit my loved one will live in, on each shift?
  • How do you ensure that staff really know the resident they are assigned to?

These are all excellent questions to ask about how staffing is managed at your facility. If you have any staffing needs, let Meridian Nurse Recruiters be a helpful resource to you. We offer nurse and healthcare recruiting for Temporary & Permanent Staffing, Short & Long Term Coverage, Direct Hire Services, Temp to Perm Staffing and 24/7 Staffing. Meridian can act as your HR department – without the burden of maintaining one. Visit our site to learn more: http://www.meridiannurse.com/, then give us a call.

Sources: http://nursinghomes.nyhealth.gov/,

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Hurricane Sandy – True Nursing At It’s Best!

NY have battled many in its history, but none were prepared for this. Hurricane Sandy on 10/29/12 unleashed a fury that ignited fears and courage all over New York. I have witnessed personally the devastation brought upon NY by this natural phenomenon and I have seen the true nature of dedication Nurses have to their community.

Our clients are wide and vast and I must commend the RNs, LPNs and CNAs for banding together in this great time of need. I’ve heard so many stories that I lost count. Stories of nurses abandoning their vehicle in waist-high water to make it to work, nurses working four plus shifts and not willing to leave until the danger is adverted. I’ve even heard about nurses opening their homes (those that weren’t affected much) to comrades for shelter just to make it to work the next day.

Many hospitals were evacuated due to various unforeseen circumstances, but no matter the challenges, the Nursing bond could not be broken. Not one report of failed nursing attempts while evacuating during the torrential down pour, vast flooding and many other constraints thrown at them.

When we say Nurses, the titles are long and wide. From the head – Director of Nursing Services down the ladder to CNAs were all hands on deck.

Today We Salute You…The Nurses Of NYC!!!

Getting Informed is the Best Route to America

Much has been said about the US economic downturn and how a lot of first world countries have overtaken America in most aspects, but still the nation has built itself as a symbol of democracy and land of opportunity that many smaller nations look up to for economic growth. In US Consulates in most countries, people come in droves daily to try their luck with the Consuls. A lot of foreign nationals go through a lot of trouble just to get to America. Whether America delivers the dream to the people or not, is another story. Still the greencard and the US visa remain one of the world’s most sought after commodities.

There are many paths to working and finally settling in US such as an employee-sponsored work visa or greencard. But the reality is the requirements are so stringent and costs are high making it almost impossible especially with the ever changing and unpredictable Immigration laws. Sadly, as if this isn’t bad enough, some erratic agencies and individuals take advantage of the ignorance of the prospective immigrants.

The best route is being informed and prepared. Online information is readily available just make sure to visit the official sites.

CREDENTIALLING

LICENSE

TRANSFER

For License Reciprocity Information: https://www.nursys.com/

For more information and advise on how to prepare for a career in US and New York, email us at jobs@meridiannurse.com.

NYS Nursing

Nursing

There are three distinct licenses within the nursing profession in New York State: Registered Professional Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse and Nurse Practitioner.

A Registered Professional Nurse (RN) may:

diagnose and treat a patient’s unique responses to diagnosed health problems;

perform health assessments to identify new symptoms of possibly undiagnosed conditions or complications

teach and counsel patients about maintenance of health and prevention of illness or complications;

execute medical regimens as prescribed by licensed physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and podiatrists, and,

contribute as members of an interdisciplinary health care team and as consultants on health related committees to plan and implement the health care needs of consumers.

A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides skilled nursing care tasks and procedures under the direction of an RN, physician, or other authorized health care provider.

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an RN who has earned a separate license as an NP through additional education and experience in a distinct specialty area of practice. Nurse practitioners may diagnose, treat, and prescribe for a patient’s condition that falls within their specialty area of practice. This is done in collaboration with a licensed physician qualified in the specialty involved and in accordance with an approved written practice agreement and protocols. Nurse Practitioners are autonomous and do not practice under the supervision of the collaborating physician. (Nurse practitioner specialty areas: Acute Care; Adult Health; College Health; Community Health; Family Health; Gerontology; Holistic Nursing; Neonatology; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Oncology; Palliative Care; Pediatrics; Perinatology; Psychiatry; School Health; Women’s Health)

Read more about the nursing profession.

via NYS Nursing.

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