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By Luwana Walton, RN Gayco Healthcare Nurse Consultant Providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, and other strong emotions. How you cope with these emotions can affect your well-being, the care you give to others while doing your job, and the well-being of the people you care about…
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Today we spotlight Luwana Walton as a member of the Gayco Healthcare team for 10 years. Luwana has faithfully served at Gayco as an RN Consultant working hand in hand with our skilled nursing and assisted living communities. Luwana has a unique ability to be able to prepare nursing homes to be successful with the…
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By Mike Glenn, Consultant Pharmacist Our lives changed 9 months ago with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge of the virus not only jeopardized the health of millions but led to seemingly irrevocable social, economic, and political instability. Consequently, there seems to be an increase in anxiety, depression, and anger among those closest…
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The following article is from QuickMAR’s support website. They are requiring all installations of QuickMAR or CareSuite to be upgraded in order to function properly. You are most likely already on the correct version 5.2.0.987, but if not, you may use the following guide to be in compliance. To upgrade your computer/laptop/tablet, make sure that…
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By Ashley Gay, PharmD Gayco Pharmacist Consultant Cannabidiol (CBD) products are more popular than ever. There are so many choices on the market but very little information on effectiveness, adverse effects, or drug interactions. There is also confusion about the difference between THC and CBD. Two of the main active components of cannabis are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol…
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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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