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This is a discussion on New Focus in LTC: Directors Nursing / Assistant (DON/ADON), part of Nursing Specialties ... Talk to me about budgets? Give me some tips and tricks. I know the basics but I want to know the...by LTCRN4LIFE Sep 21, '11Talk to me about budgets? Give me some tips and tricks. I know the basics but I want to know the best way to increase an unreasonably small budget and what to do about a unit in drastic need of a makeover...Cooperate says no and the nurses are using TV tray tables to work off of!! This company has money to fix this....it is an embarassment and an eye sore.
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- Nov 2, '11 by Shawn_RNThe best thing that I can tell you is to document, document, and document some more. Come up with business models that are not expensive that would provide your unit with a much needed upgrade. Sit down with management and outline why you think that the unit needs the upgrade and most important of all is to outline the benefit to the residents. Odds are you are still going to hear no the first time but the main thing is to keep trying.
To increase your budget you are going to have to get creative. Look for the areas where you can cut and then increase where needed. Show management that you can be a good steward of their money and you won't have these issues down the road.