Happy New Year

A helpful guide for the next couple of days  ;- )


Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year in 2015!!


Employment Opportunities at Always Best Care around Tampa Bay

Alternate Administrator (RN) Opportunity – Flexible Hours / Part-time – Hillsborough

Always Best Care Senior Services, a nationally recognized Home Health provider is seeking an experienced RN, Licensed Physician, or Physician’s Assistant to join their team of qualified healthcare professionals, serve as Alternate Administrator and support expansion into Hillsborough County.  Start-up areas include Tampa, Brandon, and Sun City.

This position reports to a Director of Nursing and will be responsible for:

  • Completing and documenting initial in-home assessment of the patient according to accreditation guidelines
  • Initiate and revise the patient’s care plan based on continuing assessments
  • Fulfilling the role of Alternate Administrator (see below)


  • Home Health experience a must
  • Minimum of 2 year nursing experience
  • Flexible hours, shifts, short-term, long-term
  • Pay rate – Per visit or per hours
  • Work independently within your community
  • Marketing experience a plus

A home health agency needs to have an Administrator and an Alternate Administrator to obtain a home health license. An “Administrator” is a direct employee for whom one of the following pays withholding taxes: a home health agency; a management company that has a contract to manage the home health agency on a day-to-day basis; or an employee leasing company that has a contract with the home health agency to handle the payroll and payroll taxes for the home health agency. The Administrator needs to be a

  • licensed physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse licensed to practice in this state or
  • an individual having at least 1 year of supervisory or administrative experience in
  1. home health care
  2. hospital
  3. ambulatory surgical center
  4. assisted living facility or a
  5. nursing home

An Administrator designates, in writing, for each licensed home health agency, a qualified Alternate Administrator to serve during absences. The Alternate Administrator needs to meet the same qualifications as the Administrator. The Administrator and the Alternate Administrator may be either full or part time employees.

For consideration, please reply to RMorgan@abc-seniors.com  with an attached resume.  Visit our website at www.ABC-HILLSBOROUGH.com to get to know us better.

We are looking for compassionate, caring nurses.  We understand how difficult it is for our clients to open up their homes, and accept a helping hand.  We are committed to providing the very best of service……..Always.

Unwelcome ‘Overwhelm’ – Time & Stress Management Tips

Here’s a LinkedIn post, from my friends at Apex Virtual Solutions, about “overwhelm” and stress management.  Three good tips and other links to time management and stress management articles, as well.


Good Stress? (Around the end of DST!!?)

Many, many, many years ago, while attending Nova University’s Executive MBA program, we took a great course on Stress Management.  While much time has passed since then, the psychology and biology of stress has not changed and likely never will change (think ‘fight/flight’).

A fundamental definition of stress is “the body’s non-specific reaction to change.”

One of the most salient points of the course was that stress can be good (eustress), or it can be harmful (distress).  The key is to manage your reaction to change and maintain a position to the left of the peak – before exhaustion, disease and breakdown occur.  Stress is part of every day lives.  How you choose to react to stressors will help you manage the effects of stress.

stress curve