The Fundamentals of Quality for Long Term Care

Nora J. Wellington, MBA, LNHA, Business Coach, and Alicia A. Creighton-Allen, RN, SCM, LNC authors of The Fundamentals of Quality for Long Term Care, Part 1 and Long Term Care Monitoring Tools by Nora Wellington

About The Authors:

Nora J. Wellington, MBA, LNHA, Consultant and Business Coach,  is a licensed nursing home administrator with extensive long term care management/executive level experience. Wellington has managed and operated free-standing nursing facility (NF), hospital-based subacute unit / skilled nursing facility (SNF), and skilled nursing facility, with ventilator unit. Wellington helps long term care (LTC) facilities prepare for annual Medicare and Medicaid certification surveys. She helps facilities with Mock Surveys, whether QIS facility or Traditional survey facility. Her company, N Wellington Associates LLC provides long term care consulting for SNFs and NFs. She has written two long term care books for ongoing monitoring of compliance with the Federal LTC regulations. She is CEO & Founder of N Wellington Associates LLC, which specializes in Regulatory Compliance.

Wellington also provides training and advocacy for long term care consumers and older adults. She is author of her upcoming consumer book that addresses long term care services in the long term care continuum, from Home Health Agency services to long term care institutional services.

Alicia A. Creighton-Allen, RN, SCM, LNC, Director of Clinical Services, N Wellington Associates LLC, and sister of Wellington, has thirty-one years experience as a registered nurse. Creighton-Allen is an Intensive care trained nurse, also trained in critical care telemetry, and a comprehensive care manager in disease management.

Creighton-Allen brought her extensive acute care experience to the long term care profession. While in her free standing SNFand NF, as a Resident Care/Nurse Manager, she developed in-services for her long term care (LTC) charge nurses and other staff. In-service topics include general patient care, critical thinking, how to identify changes in patient/resident conditions, and prevention and care of pressure ulcers. As a LTC Nurse Manager, she worked with her staff for successful Medicare and Medicaid certification surveys, and for LTC JCAHO surveys.