Monthly Archives: February 2012


Every Organization Needs a Little More “SmaC” Talk

As a leader, it is important to be proactive. Successful leaders don’t take a “wait and see” attitude. They take action. Creating discipline around planning is vital to make sure the team remains focused in the right direction. Once the plan is developed, it is vital to execute the plan. To implement this discipline, leaders need to make sure to have a specific, methodological, and consistent (SMaC) plan. Creating a SMaC plan will help leaders gain clarity in chaotic or changing situations.

Many experts in the management field, including management guru Jim Collins, have supported this leadership concept. In the words of Collins, “We cannot predict the future. But we can create it.” For more from Jim Collins, check out his article How to Manage Through Chaos, as published in Fortune Magazine.

Learn more Leadership strategies by checking out TCG QuickTips© or contact us to discuss implementing leadership strategies for your organization.

Heidi O’Connor
VP of Consulting Services


Meeting of the Minds

Our CEO, Katheen Dodd, is currently at a “meeting of the minds” with the CHAP Board Members in Washington, DC. Kathy is honored to serve as board member representing home care and hospice.

CHAP and TCG are focused on assisting providers with the delivery of quality community-based health care services throughout the United States. Stay tuned for more!


How To Become A Nutrition Detective

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2011

Time: 10 am PT/12 pm CT/1 pm ET

Presented by: Cass Ryan, RD, PhD

Follow super sleuth Cass Ryan as she unlocks the mysteries of how nutritional intake of the home care and hospice patient contributes to many aspects of their physical condition – from affecting many chronic diseases, wound healing, response to certain therapies, and overall well-being. A Registered Dietitian is not always available to complete a nutritional assessment, therefore the Registered Nurse needs to be aware of what it takes to be a Nutrition Detective.

After attending this webinar, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the four components of a comprehensive nutritional assessment of an older adult.
  • List at least three physical conditions that might contribute to weight loss.
  • Describe tools for assessing nutritional intake and nutritional status of older adults.
  • List three appropriate nutritional interventions for weight loss.

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And the award goes to…

We are pleased to announce, “Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health Care,” Edited by Diana J. Mason, Judith K. Leavitt, and Mary W. Chaffee. 6th edition. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier, has been awarded two American Journal of Nursing “Book of the Year” awards for 2011 in the Community-Public Health category and the History-Public Policy category.

Our president, Jeannee Parker Martin, contributed to this award winning text. Jeannee’s informative chapter, “Home Care and Hospice: Evolving Policy” covered the ins and outs of home care and hospice delivery. To learn more about this award and the book check out the awards page.


Home Health Corporate Compliance Program Essentials

Is your corporate compliance program on target? TCG has the perfect tool to assist your organization in preparing your program for ever-increasing scrutiny.

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