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Student nurses make the rounds

December 28, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home.

Editors' pick: 2017's top staffing and training stories

December 20, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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2017 brought attention to staffing shortages, initiatives to cross-train and a new push to educate caregivers in person-centered memory care. Here are our Editors’ Top 6 stories for 2017 on staffing, training and job leadership.

The heartbreak of caring

December 18, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears.

Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

December 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?

The secret to reducing hospitalizations: APRNs

December 6, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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A Missouri skilled nursing program reduced unnecessary hospitalizations by nearly 50 percent by using full-time APRNs, according to a CMS report.

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

November 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time.

End-of-life planning—for caregivers

November 17, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
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A new report finds fewer than half of surveyed hospice workers have advance directives. 

Healthcaresource acquires Vikus

November 16, 2017  |  PR Newswire
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The two companies will combine their talents in healthcare workforce management and senior care hiring solutions.

Recognizing employees

October 23, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears liked that her former facility started an employee award program but wished it were better explained and communicated to residents.

Stuck in the status quo

October 23, 2017  |  Denise Boudreau-Scott
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Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits.

ezPBJ adds audit module

October 17, 2017  |  newswire
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The new feature provides backups and audit response reports for payroll-based journal requirements.

Can millennials solve the nursing shortage?

October 17, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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America’s twenty-somethings are on pace to boost the workforce as nearly one million registered nurses are reaching retirement age in the next decade.

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