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The Nursing Home Podcast

85 EpisodesProduced by Shmuel SeptimusWebsite

The nursing home administrator's best friend on the internet. Being an LNHA has never been easy.Covid has only made it even more challenging. Let's do this together🎗. This is where we interview and meet the leaders, innovators, and trendsetters in the nursing home industry. This is your go-to resou… read more

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Understanding Our Nursing Home Residents

May 2nd, 2022


Jennifer has been a practicing physiotherapist for 14 years, and shares about her experiences and what she has learned in this space, as a podcaster, author, and speaker.

She served as her dad’s caregiver for many years …

You Said What?

April 25th, 2022


After the loss of his grandparent, who received terrible treatment in rehab after surgery, Ryan resolved to address some of the issues in post-acute …

Let's Talk Legal

March 21st, 2022


Jana has represented many healthcare clients and serves as the outside general counsel for a large healthcare entity. 

The False Claims Act was created to address fraud being perpetrated against the government. To free …

Nursing Home Communication

January 11th, 2022


Fast and efficient communication is vital in senior care, and may often be the difference between life or death.

Even disregarding such dire medical circumstances, a typical facility must constantly interface with …

Taking Nursing Home Design to a Whole New Level

November 16th, 2021


As an occupational therapist with an MBA who has, at one point, been responsible for 120 facilities at one time, Jean is an expert in both the care and business sides of senior care. 

With his groundbreaking new designs …

Smart Hiring for Nursing Homes

October 11th, 2021


Adam Lewis is the CEO of Apploi, a hiring software company centered around healthcare. 

With a background in HR, he has spent lots of time working with healthcare companies to identify and remove roadblocks in their job …

Buying Your First Nursing Home

October 4th, 2021


Jeffrey is the founder and CEO of Cambridge Realty Capital, a real estate company centered around the nursing and senior care market that has made over 500 transactions in that space.

From his own experience, he states …

CNAs Care About Company Culture

September 9th, 2021


Quanisah Bernard is a talented and experienced CNA and, with more than fourteen years of the profession under her belt, has a deep knowledge of the …

CNAs: Make Them Want To Stay

August 25th, 2021


Together with running her own CNA education program and separate home-care company, Aishling has a lot of experience with the types of people who …

Employee Liabilities

July 27th, 2021


As a long-term care employment litigator, Richard has represented nursing homes and senior care facilities across the country. 

Litigations can come in a plethora of different forms, yet they all share the same effect of …

Flooring; The Biggest Difference

July 6th, 2021


Originally in construction, Motty shifted his focus completely to flooring after realizing the room for innovation, and how little was known about the trade even by flooring professionals.


Many operators don’t even …

Don't Leave Money On The Table

June 28th, 2021


With his company Comprehensive A/R Solutions, Israel has seen all the ways that inattention to a billing team can wreak havoc on a facility.


In a …

Make Your Staff WANT To Stay!

May 25th, 2021


Izzy has explored these discoveries with his company GBC Facility Services, which provides full janitorial services for healthcare and other …

Are We Treating Our Seniors Worse Than Horses?

May 11th, 2021


Nancy’s podcast Glowing Older examines the intersection of wellness and senior care. With 25 years in the hospitality, health, and wellness industries, she has deep knowledge of the mental and physical benefits wellness …

Combating Staff Turnover & Burnout In Nursing Homes

April 22nd, 2021


Before becoming a serial entrepreneur, Pritma served as a registered nurse for 18 years. This first-hand experience allows her to understand what …

Memory: It's All In Your Head

April 15th, 2021


As a geriatric social worker and memory coach who's been in the field for twenty years, Rena, knows a lot about memory and particularly how it …

Should Nursing Homes Be On TikTok?

April 12th, 2021


Despite starting off as a nurse and clinical liaison, Steve’s side gig of marketing and content creation soon grew into a full-service agency, Craft …

Dietitians: More Than Just Food

April 7th, 2021


As the founder of MNT Associates and an experienced long-term care dietitian, Esther Gutman hires, trains, and provides dietitians to long-term care facilities. 

Dietary is often disregarded as glorified catering when, …

Can Nursing Homes Be Less Chaotic?

March 22nd, 2021


Tzvi Schwartz, certified EOS Implementer, explains that if a leader must motivate employees it means that they don’t have a clear vision, their employees don’t share their core values, or their employees aren’t in the …

We Only Notice When IT Stops Working

March 15th, 2021


Nathan Berger, Chief Technology Officer of DigaCore, explains that most outsiders to the trade, such as nursing home operators, are often confused …

Content Marketing In Senior Care

March 3rd, 2021


Yitz Rubin, Director of Business Development at Renewal Rehab, is relatively new to the healthcare industry. Having been in sales for ten years he has done his fair share of outbound marketing. 

These traditional sales …

Wasn't the Covid Vaccine Developed Too Quickly? Is it Really Safe?

February 23rd, 2021


Shmuel: What about the fact that this vaccine was developed so quickly? Shouldn't we be concerned that it was developed too quickly? 

Katherine: No. 

Sponsor the Show- The Growth of The Nursing Home Podcast - Solo Episode

February 7th, 2021


Why did I start this podcast? 

It's actually pretty simple. 

I started the podcast to find the answers to basic questions that weren't showing up in …

Social Media Marketing for Nursing Homes

February 1st, 2021


So let's say it as it is. 

Social media marketing is not magic. 

You don't just press a few buttons, get some engagement and your business soars through the roof. 

It's not that simple. 

A good content strategy does give …

Real Time Fall Prevention

January 25th, 2021


Caleb York is the Channel Development Manager for VirtueSense and joined the company as a result of witnessing the ineffectiveness of other …

The Best Healthcare Happens At Home

January 19th, 2021


Remember the good old days with the town doctor came to your house when you weren't feeling right? 

Didn't think so. 

But there was a time when that …

Advanced Planing and Detailed Conversations

January 11th, 2021


As a certified Alzheimer's disease specialist and expert in contested files with a masters in social work, Stephanie has had significant experience in the types of situations that can occur when people haven’t prepared …

The COVID Vaccine Trial From A Participant's Perspective

December 31st, 2020


Having worked in biotechnology and pharmaceutical manufacturing for the last decade, Andrew is no stranger to the type of studies that have been …

Phone Calls Help Alleviate Loneliness in Nursing Homes

December 21st, 2020


Research shows that talking is crucial to brain development, mental health, and well-being.

Talking has been shown to feed and enhance the working, short term memory, which is the first type to decline in Seniors. …

Fighting Loneliness With Laughter Yoga

December 9th, 2020


Alok Mahadevia, who goes by Loki, discovered laughter yoga in 2012 after feeling extremely lonely upon moving to the United States from India. His subsequent experience led him to discover how beneficial this practice …

What Is The Green House Model?

November 30th, 2020


Susan Ryan, senior director of the Green House project, delves into the negative stigma that faces seniors. 

With 40+ years of experience in the senior care field, Ryan has witnessed first hand the problems of both …

Maximizing In-House Rehab Programs

November 24th, 2020


Freda Mowad is the CEO of Quality Rehab Management, QRM, and as a speech and language pathologist who has worked in the rehab industry for 20+ years, …

Investors Focusing on the Senior Care Space - LinkedIn Best Practices

November 18th, 2020


LinkedIn isn’t just another social media platform.

When done correctly, it can potentially provide a staggering number of views and engagement every week as well as a space equipped for all sorts of transactions. 

Solving the Staffing Challenge in Nursing Homes

November 4th, 2020


Tony Braswell is a veteran in this space and has been in the Nursing Home staffing industry for 29 years. 

Most of that time was spent on the excruciatingly slow task of calling up nurses one at a time trying to get them …

Preventing Unnecessary Discharges Back to the Hospital

October 13th, 2020


In today’s episode we meet Eric Harter, president of Rapid CPAP, who goes into detail on how to correct and prevent breathing and respiratory problems in short-term patients. 

It is a frustrating reality that many …

Better Care Coordination; Real Patient Choice

September 4th, 2020


The case managers in the hospitals need to know what level of care is available in the community that will be appropriate for the patient they are …

The Loneliness Pandemic

August 25th, 2020


In this episode, we meet the founder and CEO of Oasis Day Center, Israel Lavrinoff. 

Israel is a young and energetic entrepreneur who's clearly identified his passion.

 Let's stop waiting for our seniors to die! Let's …

Senior Care is Waking Up!

August 17th, 2020


Normal humans make decisions based on the recommendations of their friends and social circle. They will make serious financial and health decisions based on their peers opinions regardless of their level of expertise. 

Teletherapy During Covid-19

August 12th, 2020


Shmuel: Can you really do effective therapy remotely without any physical contact? 

The Guttmanns:   We were actually somewhat surprised at how well …

Make the Phone Ring With Google Ads

August 10th, 2020


Even if you're ranking really well organically, you still need to have paid ads. This is especially true on a mobile device where you will not even …

Senior Care Visitation Management

July 28th, 2020


 Meet the Founder

Charles Mann - founder at Accushield - was steeped in the world of senior care since his early childhood when his dad opened up one of the earliest assisted living facilities in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Around …

Do Hospital Discharge Planners Still Control Your Census?

July 8th, 2020


In this episode, we meet the founder and CEO of Athene Telehealth, Freida Srisuk. 

Freida is best equipped to address nursing home marketing because of her extensive background as a clinical liaison on the nursing home …

Healthcare Workers Need Self-Care During Covid-19

July 6th, 2020


*** We apologize in advance for the audio quality in today's episode. It was recorded remotely but was too good not to share. ***

In today's episode, …

Managing Through Covid-19; An Administrator's Perspective

June 22nd, 2020


Brianne Schmitz actually graduated college with a music therapy degree and started doing music therapy in a nursing home. 

When the administrator …

Did The Coronavirus Make Nursing Homes Rich?

June 9th, 2020


In this episode we meet Michael Citronenbaum of Unclaimed Financial, a company that finds money that's rightfully theirs. These funds are from …

Administrators Speak Up; Time For a Change!

May 24th, 2020


In this episode, we meet a nursing home administrator, Nicole Verdon, who passionately share the dedication and devotion of the nursing home …

Administrator Vs The Surveyor

May 19th, 2020


Robin shares with us the perspective of the surveyor when entering and surveying a nursing home. They have pressure from their managers to complete …

What Should I post on Linkedin?

May 11th, 2020


Moe Rabi, COO of Senior Care Therapy, transitioned from selling DME (durable medical equipment) to his current role. He explains the transition, as a …

Substance Abuse is Bringing Coronavirus into Nursing Homes

May 6th, 2020


*** we apologize for the audio quality on this episode but this was too good not to share :) ***

The nursing homes have always been the dumping …

Support Your Nursing Home Staff During Coronavirus Outbreaks

April 28th, 2020


There are lots of ways to show appreciation to the folks in the nursing homes:

  • Send food - doughnuts and coffee goes a long way to boost morale.
  • Hazard …

Detect Coronavirus 2 Weeks Before Fevers Surface!

April 28th, 2020


Outbreaks were happening even after facilities were closely monitoring the residents' temperatures. The challenge was getting ahead of this problem. 

Here's the NY Times article by Dr. Levitan explaining the strange …

Infection Control - Out of the Binder

April 19th, 2020


Practical steps to manage Coronavirus:

  • Sick staff should really stay home. (we know that nurses make for the worst patients. They'll come to work not …

Defuse Covid19 Panic with Your Social Media Channels

April 7th, 2020


Nursing homes have been hesitant to embrace social media for a variety of reasons. HIPAA concerns, legal reasons and of course marketing concerns.

What many centers don’t realize is that content will appear online …

Telemedicine Brings Expert Care to Anyone - Anywhere

April 6th, 2020


Lots of the regulations governing the telemedicine space were relaxed in an effort to bring the skilled physician care to the patients in real time. 

Don't You Love All That Admission Paperwork?!

April 3rd, 2020


In this episode we meet...

Ari Shabat, CEO of Reside Admissions, a new innotive onboarding solution for nursing homes to streamline the admissions …

First - Put Your Own Mask On

April 1st, 2020


In this episode...

We meet Eva Vennari where she gives us the tools to actually look after ourselves while caring for those we love most. 

Reach out to …

Should I Purchase Long Term Care Insurance?

March 31st, 2020


In this episode...

We meet, Steven Zaidman, a Licensed Medicare Insurance Specialist, and he walks through the process of planning and paying for long term care. 

Many times the children of the patient are hit with this …

Fighting Coronavirus with Data

March 30th, 2020


There are keywords that the nurses are documenting that can be clues or early signs for coronavirus symptoms. 

Megadata's new tool  reports on these …

Consistent Leadership in Nursing Homes

March 30th, 2020


Directors of nursing/Admins:

  • support your staff
  • help them grow, even if they will outgrow your facility
  • understand their challenges and address them

Is Hospice a Death Sentence?

March 29th, 2020


In this episode we explore this fascinating service with John Freitag of All American Hospice.

Here are some issues covered in this broad-ranging …

Adult Care; Where Does it Fit Into the Continuum?

March 18th, 2020


Adult day care centers are an untapped resource for nursing homes and hospitals. 

Both are concerned with successful community transitions …

Keep the House and Still Get the Care You Deserve - with David Dempsey Sr

March 12th, 2020


Here are some of the topics we covered in the packed episode: 

Alternatives to nursing home care: independent living, home care, adult day care and …

Coronavirus; The Facts VS. News With eInfectionMD

March 4th, 2020


It's critical for the leadership team to display a strong front and be action focused and forward thinking. Hysteria, nerves, and standing on edge …

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Preparedness for Nursing Homes - with Dr. Waseem Ghannam

March 3rd, 2020



We discussed the prevention and management of COVID-19, the problematic strand of the coronavirus and get a better understanding of this latest outbreak. 

As a nursing home …

Dealing with Coronavirus in the Nursing Home Setting with Dr. Sarfraz Sidhu

March 2nd, 2020


This was originally recorded on Linkedin and Facebook live to address the growing concern of nursing home professionals, the residents and their families with dealing with the Coronavirus. 

Dr. Sarfraz Sidhu shares that …

Clinical Liaisons; Are They Still Necessary?

February 25th, 2020


David Carvelli is an RN and spent more than half of his career at the bedside and then transitioned to the LTAC (long term acute care)  world where …

Generic Wound Vacs vs. KCI and Nursing Home Sales with - Aaron Lichtenstein

February 20th, 2020


After spending a few years in a major accounting firm and subsequently hired as a recruiter from those firms to smaller companies, Aaron finally bit …

Staffing, Retention and Vendor Relations with 3rd Generation Operator; Mark Kaszirer

February 13th, 2020


Mark is a 3rd generation nursing home operator and he recalls his grandmother’s advice, stick your nose into every department to learn everything about them.

Shmuel: Why is it so hard to attract and retain excellent …

Selling Your Nursing Home in Today's Complex Marketing Climate with Joe Goldberg

January 28th, 2020


Joe Goldberg's 2+ decades experience shows this dramatic shift in the method of filling nursing home beds. Personal relationships with hospital …

15 Telehealth is Empowering Nursing Care - with Michael Smith

January 22nd, 2020


I love professionals like Michael Smith. 

Mike climbed the ladder from a CNA to housekeeper to nurse to RNAC to director of nursing to administrator and now to director of operations. He really knows this industry well …

Telehealth in Nursing Homes with Mordy Eisenberg

January 20th, 2020


The care provided by telehealth is on par with in person visits. The nurse acts as the hands of the doctors in the room.  

Not every clinician will be skilled working with telehealth because theres a skill set necessary …

Bringing the Caring Back to Healthcare with Dovid Weiss

January 14th, 2020


Business structure is critical to long term success in the nursing home business and in any organization.

This is not the rigid org charts with the CEO, COO, CFO etc. rather its ensuring that information flows from the …

LinkedIn Content Marketing with Shaneé Moret

January 12th, 2020


Not everyone that has a large following on Linkedin will automatically attract clients.

However, all of those professionals have parents and loved …

Follow the Scent with Tuli Kraus

January 2nd, 2020


In this episode, we meet Tuli Kraus of Fresh Scents, a company that believes scent changed the way we experience life.

This innovative product has …

Follow the Money to Better Care

November 11th, 2019


In the episode we discuss the challenges and opportunities the new payment model present to operators and how they will affect the residents and patients of these facilities. 


Here's a partial list of what we discussed …

Steven Littlehale on PDPM

August 19th, 2019


Steven was privileged enough to have known what he wanted when he was young. He took up nursing and realized that he wanted to be involved in caring …

Megadata in Nursing Homes with Shalom Reinman

August 5th, 2019


Shalom shares with the listeners how he has a strong financial background in accounting, finance and business intelligence.

Throughout his career, he was drawn to the details and power that a strong understanding of …

Intelycare: The Uber of Nursing Home Staffing

July 17th, 2019


Let’s meet Chris Caulfield RN, NP-C, co-founder and chief nursing officer at Intelycare. He has been a nurse for 10+ years and experienced a variety …

America's Legal Coach with Scott Reib

June 25th, 2019


Scott Reib is known as America’s Legal Coach. He’s the official Zig Ziglar Small Business Lawyer, a Ziglar Legacy Certified Trainer, and he has over 20 years of experience as an attorney.

For the last two decades, Scott …

What is PDPM and How Will it Affect You? With Marc Zimmet of Zimmet Healthcare

May 31st, 2019


What does Zimmet Healthcare actually do?

Zimmet Healthcare is a consulting support firm specializing in skilled nursing facility reimbursement, …

Does My Nursing Home Need a Registered Agent; with Sarah Rayburn

May 27th, 2019


In this episode we meet, Sarah Rayburn of VCorp Services.

Sarah went to school for broadcast journalism.

When she realized that it was a real cut …

Here's Why I Started The Nursing Home Podcast

May 10th, 2019


Intro Episode

My name is Shmuel Septimus.

I’m a nursing home administrator, podcaster, online marketer, lover of effective communication and networking.

There is a dearth of knowledge when it comes to understanding …

Recruitment and Staffing in Long Term Care with Alvin Kahn

May 10th, 2019


Alvin Kahn -Principal, Executive Director of Recruitment at Alvin Kahn and Associates

30 years ago, Alvin started recruiting for hospitals across the country. Eventually Alvin was promoted to working in the corporate …

Innovating Healthcare With Software

May 9th, 2019


Innovating Healthcare with Software and Technology with Alan Dworetsky

Alan Dworetsky is the director of sales and marketing for Approved Admissions.

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