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Tiffany Kyzer, Billing Specialist, was nominated and then selected as Employee of the Quarter for the 3rd quarter of 2020. Tiffany was nominated and was in a field of 8 for employee of the quarter. The field of nominees had representatives from all areas of Gayco Healthcare. These areas included Customer Care, Floor Technicians, After…
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By Blair Whitfield, PharmD Gayco Healthcare Consultant Pharmacist   I always knew that individuals that work in nursing homes and assisted living facilities have to be very special people.  They must be compassionate, strong, loving, and kind to a previous generation of people who often depend upon them for their daily needs. They are their…
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By Beth Greenway, RN Gayco Healthcare Nurse Consultant   Human beings have three basic psychological needs: a need for autonomy, competence and relatedness.  The meaning of relatedness is: that state or fact of being related or connected.  The connectedness with others and human psychology are intrinsically woven.  So in this day and age of the…
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Congratulations! 2020 Silver National Quality Award 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which spotlights providers across the nation that have demonstrated their dedication to improving…
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“Every single” nursing home will have the ability to have “point-of-care” testing. By Tom Jeter, R.Ph. Director of Clinical Services The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator, Seema Verma announced this week that “Every single nursing home across the country will be given ‘Point-Of-Care’ COVID-19 Tests by the federal government starting next week.”  The…
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Gayco Healthcare is proud to announce the employee of the second quarter is Herb Wood, PharmD. Herb joined Gayco Healthcare in August of 2018 and served as one of our dispensing pharmacists. He was promoted to Director of Customer Care in January of 2020 where he has made an immediate impact in improving processes and…
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By Luwana Walton, RN Gayco Nurse Consultant INFECTION CONTROL DURING THE MEDICATION PASS  Hand Hygiene: a general term that applies to hand washing, antiseptic hand wash, and alcohol-based hand rub. Hand Hygiene is to be performed before and after each resident medication pass and after touching any high touch area such as door handles bedframes,…
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July 1, 2020 Gayco Healthcare is proud to announce the promotion of Matthew Burnette, PharmD, to Director of Clinical Operations. Bent Gay, R.PH, CEO of Gayco Healthcare states “Matthew has grown into a well-rounded pharmacist since we hired him several years ago. It is always exciting to see a pharmacist join our team out of…
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By Mike Glenn, RPh. – Gayco Consultant Pharmacist This time of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 virus might be a prime opportunity to assess or reassess the treatment of depression for those in our facility.  Family and friends are unable to visit with our residents initiating or augmenting depression.   The prevalence of depression increases with age…
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As Newly Released from GHCA Potential National Guard Support for COVID-19 Testing The National Guard is positioning to potentially support COVID-19 testing in nursing centers for all residents and staff. This action will be separate from the infection control support. You may receive contact from the National Guard sharing information to this effect. If you…
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