“Be Prepared” has been the Boy Scout motto for approximately one hundred years. As nursing home administrators, we should take note of this slogan and apply it to the daily administration of our facilities. Being prepared is more than having the right tools to meet any contingency. Being prepared is also having the right attitude, the right training and the right forethought to meet and hopefully overcome potential challenges. This is no less true in the healthcare environment than it is in the life of a scout. There are no problems in the healthcare business… just challenges. It is the administrator’s task to be prepared to meet those challenges.