Staffing

Elsevier, NADONA/LTC team up to offer online training class

New online class will train staff and long-term care facilities comply with accreditation and regulatory standards.

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Family to sue Illinois nursing home over morphine incident

An incident involving six residents rushed to the hospital resulted in one death. Family accuses the facility and a nurse of negligence.

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Recruiting young talent and the tech factor

How can organizations attract, engage and retain the next generation of caregivers? Hint: Technology is your friend, not your enemy in helping caregivers get the job done, says a long-term care COO.

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West Virginia shows residents it cares

New screening program finds caregiver applicants wanted for out-of-state crimes. WV DHHR says conducting state and federal background checks are important to patient safety.

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Celebrate National Gerontological Nursing Week

Hats off to these compassionate nursing professionals who care for our nation’s elders.  It’s time to recognize and appreciate the selfless work they do.

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Former nursing assistant pleads guilty to resident rape

A male former nursing assistant has pleaded guilty to raping a female resident with severe dementia in 2014.

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New geriatric training program for nursing home staff

A first-of-its-kind geriatric education program teaches clinical and non-clinical staff how to improve the care of older adults.

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Indiana nursing home CEO fired

American Senior Communities fired CEO James G. Burkhart following an FBI raid of his residence and company headquarters. Federal officials declined to discuss the investigation. 

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PHI names new federal affairs director

The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), one of the nation's key policy advocates for the direct-care workforce, welcomes Daniel Rutherford Wilson as its new director of federal affairs.

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Regulators: 13 Massachusetts nurses commit license fraud

State regulators revoked or suspended the licenses of 13 nurses after discovering that the caregivers lied about having nursing degrees or being licensed in other states.

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