Staffing

Is senior living ready for a C-suite retirement exodus?

Succession planning and employee incentives will become even more important over the next few years, as more than 40 percent of senior living’s top-level executives near their own retirement ages.

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Job injuries linked to job loss

Nursing home workers are more likely to be fired within six months of being injured, a new study finds. Workers are more likely to quit within six months of being injured multiple times. 

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LPN the best job without a college degree

Job finder SimplyHired created a list of top jobs without college degrees. Topping the list is licensed practical nurse, with nearly 56,000 jobs available and room for growth.

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Proposed MA state budget includes extra $30 million for nursing homes

Nursing home workers have joine other industry workers pushing for a $15 hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts. 

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Change your tone, change their tune

The way you deliver performance feedback affects how employees feel about their work. Research shows regularly praising good work improves employee engagement, retention and leads to even better work. 

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Nursing home resident dies after improper mechanical chair lift transfer

A CNA is accused of causing fatal injuries to a resident after a fall from a mechanical lift. It’s the latest report for substandard care from Synergy Health Centers. 

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Dementia care and marketing workers see highest salary growth in ALFs

The 2015-2016 Assisted Living Salary and Benefits Report suggests industry growth may come from memory care and spreading the word about assisted living facilities. 

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Stewards of social work

Social work interns are assets to long-term care facilities. They can help bridge gaps and facilitate conversations among departments, residents and loved ones. They can help pick up slack and breathe new life into a team whose members are often overworked and understaffed. 

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NJ governor vetoes staffing minimums

Gov. Chris Christie rejected legislation to set patient quotas for certified nursing assistants who work in nursing homes. The legislation was intended to improve residentsafety and quality of life.

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HHS needs a plan to meet healthcare workforce needs

A new report by the Government Accountably Office found the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service doesn't have a formal review process to ensure workforce programs across its 72 healthcare agencies are aligned with national workforce needs. 

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