August 28, 2008

Cheryl Parsons Authors Book On Long-Term Care

Drawing upon more than 20 years of experience in the long term care industry, Cheryl Parsons, RN, LNHA, Consultant, is offering providers a new strategy for success in her new book, The Core Building Blocks of Quality – A Guide to Meeting the Challenges in Long Term Care. The book is published by AuthorHouse.

“Exiting the compliance and quality ‘yo-yo syndrome’ can be a challenge that many long-term care facilities struggle to keep consistent,” Parsons writes. “Good facilities can drift to bad before they even know it. It’s not bad people providing care. It’s good people doing the best they can in a system that is failing.”

Parsons’ work as a consultant has answered calls for help from facilities experiencing issues with consent agreements, poor compliance history, turn-over, development of effective Quality Assurance Teams, nurse/administrator legal consultation, Statement of Deficiency review and development of Plans of Correction. With The Core Building Blocks of Quality, Parsons brings her game-changing expertise to a wider audience. She shares everyday examples of the challenges faced in the long term care industry and teaches leaders to “analyze the core root causes, build a team, and set a solid game plan in motion.”

“This game plan has to include team, facility and organizational analysis, culture, communication and resident crucial care areas,” Parsons explains:

Learn how to unleash the hidden power of your team. Recognize healthy culture and explore methods of modifying the parts of your culture that are unhealthy and serving as roadblocks. Explore methods of improving communication – communication is commonly the leading cause of compliance, quality and litigation issues. Discover ways to diagnose the effectiveness of your communication systems and then set about developing a system that works. Move your facility toward consistent performance and a winning record.

Simply written and designed purely for those in long term care, The Core Building Blocks of Quality provides the tools needed to get all staff, at every level, involved in a transformational journey toward stability and excellence in this new age of long term care need.

Cheryl Parsons is a registered nurse, long term care administrator, facility owner and consultant. She has received numerous awards for her efforts in the industry and is a past president and current board member of the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators.

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