We are currently looking for a Nurse Aide Training Instructor to join our team in Columbus, Ohio.
The Grand has 143 beds consisting of Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Independent Living and you will be working at a one of a kind, state of the art facility in Central Ohio.
Our every action must advance our mission: To improve the Quality of Life & Health of those we serve.
Vrable Healthcare is a growing Ohio company privately and locally owned with the vision of providing exceptional care across Ohio. We believe our first responsibility is to the patients we serve. We respect the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and find that compassion is essential to fostering healing and wholeness. Teaching and learning are fundamental in our efforts. We believe our employees are the source of our success.
Must be an RN
“Train the Trainer” certified STRONGLY preferred
3 years of LTC experience required.
Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations pertaining to facility functions.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Vrable Healthcare is a trusted name providing skilled nursing and rehabilitation services throughout Ohio. We offer competitive wages and benefits including 401k, tuition assistance, and paid vacations.
Catherine Denlinger, MSW, LSW Director of Social Services
The GRAND of Dublin
This SSS (Social Services Series) will be a continuation of Ohio & Federal Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights. During our last series we looked at resident rights six to fifteen. We will resume summarizing the resident rights continuing with number sixteen.
Residents have the right to pursue opportunities at their own expense to achieve their fullest potential including but not limited to social, recreational, vocational, habilitation and/or educational programs.
Residents have the right to consume a reasonable amount of alcohol at their own expense unless not medically advisable in writing by physician. The Grand has a pub that serves alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages during our happy hour.
Residents have the right to use tobacco at their own expense unless not medically advisable in writing by physician. The Grand is a nonsmoking center.
Residents have the right to wake up and go to bed per their preference as long as they do not disturb others or the posted meal schedules and/or unless not medically advisable in writing by physician.
Residents have the right to attend/observe/participate in religious activities, the right to maintain individual and cultural identity and the right to participate in activities of their choosing.
Residents have the right to private communication with family, social worker and/or any other persons unless not medically advisable in writing by physician. Resident further have the right to receive, send and mail sealed, unopened correspondence, access to a telephone for private communications, and/or private visits at any reasonable hour. The Grand has all private rooms and private phones with individual phone numbers.
Residents have the right to privacy of his/her spouse and/or if both reside at the same center, to share a room unless not medically advisable in writing by physician.
Residents have the right to have privacy by having their doors closed and to be knocked upon prior to opening, unless not medically advisable in writing by physician and/or in the case of an emergency.
Residents have the right to have their personal clothing and to have their own possessions at the center unless not medically advisable in writing by physician.
Corey J. Ohalek
Associate General Counsel
Vrable Healthcare, Inc.
Don’t Be Taken By Scams
As technology continues to evolve at breakneck speeds, so do the criminals who want to scam the elderly out of their hard earned money. Criminals continue to prey on unsuspecting seniors by various means including exploiting a person’s emotions. “The con man’s first and really only goal is to get you away from logic and into emotion and keep you there as long as possible,” explained Doug Shadel, AARP Washington’s state director. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/senate-scam-list-fd.html.
The most common complaint of seniors in 2017 was scams in which fraudsters pretend to be employees of the Internal Revenue Service. “In IRS scams, criminals impersonate IRS staff and demand payment for back taxes,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), committee chair, explained at the hearing. “These scammers are absolutely ruthless when it comes to swindling seniors out of their money.” These type of scams have targeted upwards of 2.1 million people and caused over 12,000 people to lose over $60 million between 2013 and 2017. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/senate-scam-list-fd.html.
Another common scam that heartless criminals will attempt on seniors is the “grandparent scam.” This scam plays on a person’s heart by impersonating a loved one who is stuck in a terrible situation such as being in jail, robbed, injured, or in the hospital. The criminal’s hope is the person on the phone will hastily send money out of concern for their loved one’s well-being. As one victim stated “We like to think we are sophisticated people…..but when it comes to people we love, reason can go out the door.” Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) said studies estimate that seniors lose $3 billion each year in savings: “Our sacred responsibility is to take action so not one more senior loses one more penny.” https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/senate-scam-list-fd.html.
In addition to the scams mentioned above, the IRS recently listed its “Dirty Dozen” list of the potential scams for 2018, including:
Phishing: Taxpayers should be alert to potential fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. The IRS will never initiate contact with taxpayers via email about a bill or tax refund. Don’t click on one claiming to be from the IRS. Be wary of emails and websites that may be nothing more than scams to steal personal information.
Phone Scams: Phone calls from criminals impersonating IRS agents remain an ongoing threat to taxpayers. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams in recent years as con artists threaten taxpayers with police arrest, deportation and license revocation, among other things.
Identity Theft: Taxpayers should be alert to tactics aimed at stealing their identities, not just during the tax filing season, but all year long. The IRS, working in the Security Summit partnership with the states and the tax industry, has made major improvements in detecting tax return related identity theft during the last two years.
Return Preparer Fraud: Be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers. The vast majority of tax professionals provide honest, high-quality service. There are some dishonest preparers who operate each filing season to scam clients, perpetuating refund fraud, identity theft and other scams that hurt taxpayers.
Fake Charities: Groups masquerading as charitable organizations solicit donations from unsuspecting contributors. Be wary of charities with names similar to familiar or nationally-known organizations. Contributors should take a few extra minutes to ensure their hard-earned money goes to legitimate charities. IRS.gov has the tools taxpayers need to check out the status of charitable organizations.
Inflated Refund Claims: Taxpayers should take note of anyone promising inflated tax refunds. Those preparers who ask clients to sign a blank return, promise a big refund before looking at taxpayer records or charge fees based on a percentage of the refund are probably up to no good. To find victims, fraudsters may use flyers, phony storefronts or word of mouth via community groups where trust is high.
Excessive Claims for Business Credits: Avoid improperly claiming the fuel tax credit, a tax benefit generally not available to most taxpayers. The credit is usually limited to off-highway business use, including use in farming. Improper claims often involve failures to participate in or substantiate qualified research activities or satisfy the requirements related to qualified research expenses.
Falsely Padding Deductions on Returns: Taxpayers should avoid the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or expenses on their tax returns to pay less than what they owe or potentially receive larger refunds.
Falsifying Income to Claim Credits: Con artists may convince unsuspecting taxpayers to invent income to erroneously qualify for tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Frivolous Tax Arguments: Frivolous tax arguments may be used to avoid paying tax. Promoters of frivolous schemes encourage taxpayers to make unreasonable and outlandish claims about the legality of paying taxes despite being repeatedly thrown out in court.
Abusive Tax Shelters: Abusive tax structures are sometimes used to avoid paying taxes. The IRS is committed to stopping complex tax avoidance schemes and the people who create and sell them.
Offshore Tax Avoidance: Successful enforcement actions against offshore cheating show it’s a bad bet to hide money and income offshore
If you suspect you’ve been the victim of fraud, you can report it to AARP’s fraud hotline at 800-222-4444. Volunteers can refer you to the appropriate agency for filing a complaint. Also, you may report the fraudulent misuse of the IRS name, logo, forms or other IRS property by calling the TIGTA toll-free hotline at 1-800-366-4484 or visiting the TIGTA Web site.
Reason they won EOM: dedicated employee that goes above and beyond call of duty to make sure his residents are well taken care of. Staff, families, and the residents always compliment on what a great job he does!
Andrea M. Hartley CPhT
Pharmacy Technician / Central Supply Manager
The GRAND of Dublin
PPIs: Something To Think About
Do you have one of these PPIs in your medicine cabinet?
Prilosec (omeprazole), available as an OTC and prescription
Nexium (esomeprazole), available as an OTC and prescription
Prevacid (lansoprazole), available as an OTC and prescription
Zegerid (omeprazole & sodium bicarbonate), OTC only
Protonix (pantoprazole), prescription only
Aciphex (rabeprazole), prescription only
Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), prescription only
20-30% of Americans use a PPI (proton Pump Inhibitor) to manage symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux, frequent heartburn and ulcer symptoms, and several other indications. These medications have been a mainstay in treatment of stomach acid-related disorders since their introduction in 1989. In layman’s terms, they work by binding to the proton pumps in the cells of our gastric glands and causing them to reduce acid secretion.
Their safety and efficacy have made PPIs one of the most prescribed medications. The first PPI was approved for over-the-counter sales in 2003, allowing the convenience of self-treatment. However, the approval for OTC sales has also contributed to the overuse & misuse of PPIs.
Many people who don’t necessarily need PPIs are using them and this can lead to problems due to a higher risk of bone fracture and higher risk of obtaining certain bacterial infections, among other things.
If you use a PPI, consider talking to your doctor about it at your next appointment. Some of the questions that patients need to ask their physicians are: Should I be taking this? Would a lower dose be effective? Is there an alternative to this medication? Do the risks outweigh the benefits in my situation? Find out if another medication, such as an antacid (Tums, Mylanta, Maalox etc.) or H2 blocker (Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac, Axid) might be better for you to use. Or there may be some lifestyle changes you could try to reduce your symptoms.
If you use a PPI, it’s definitely something to think about.
Catherine Denlinger, MSW, LSW
Director of Social Services
The GRAND of Dublin
This SSS (Social Services Series) will be a continuation of Ohio & Federal Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights. During our last series we looked at the first five resident rights. We will resume summarizing the resident rights continuing with number six.
Residents have the right to request and obtain the name and any specialty of any physician and/or any other person that is responsible for his/her care or coordination of care in the center.
Residents have the right to request/assign/select an attending physician that is not on the staff of the nursing center if they so wish (in accordance with the rules and written policies/procedures of the nursing center).
Residents have the right to partake in the decisions that affect his/her life including but not limited to communication with the physician and/or staff of the nursing center regarding their care/treatment planning, medical condition, prognosis, etc. Residents further have the right to access their medical record as well as to give and/or withhold informed consent for treatment after the consequences of that choice is explained.
Residents have the right to withhold payment for physician visits if the physician did not actually visit the resident.
Residents have the right to confidentiality of their medical records. Residents have the right to refuse the release of their records to anyone outside the nursing center, except in cases of a transfer to another center, hospital or health care system.
Residents have the right to privacy, especially during medical examination and/or care/treatment of their person.
Residents have the right to refuse care/treatment.
Residents have the right to be free from physical/chemical restraints or prolonged isolation. Physical or chemical restraints or isolation may be used in an emergency situation without authorization of the attending physician only to protect the resident from injury to self or others.
Residents have the right to utilize the pharmacy of their choosing.
Residents have the right to exercise all civil rights.
To review these rights in more detail please visit: Lawriter – ORC – 3721.13 Residents’ rights. codes.ohio.gov/orc/3721.13 and/or https://www.ohca.org/nursing_home_residents_bill_of_rights
Employee Name: Jessica Wells
Length of Service: 1 year
Reason they won EOM: Jessica is a dedicated employee that spends that extra time to get to know her residents. Families have complimented on what a great job she does and they love the way she treats their loved ones!
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Cavs
Favorite Food: Chocolate
Hobbies/Interests: going out with friends
Family: From Delaware, 2 sisters that are also nurses!