Staffing

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Workforce Management Challenges and Opportunities in Post Acute and Senior Living Read More »

Partnering for Better Internships

Some long-term care and assisted living communities are getting creative in how they recruit the best and brightest staff, and are taking pains to build their next generation of staff leaders Read More »

Unmet Needs Lead To Staff Turnover

A two-year study of three nursing homes in Sweden offers valuable data for all nursing home leaders. The study, Unmet Expectations: Why N... Read More »

QAPI Can Engage Staff and Improve Your LTC Facility

A key component of active implementation of the final rule is for all staff to be trained and participating in Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities — a paradigm shift for some nursing homes. Read More »

Senior Care Leadership: Are You a Workaholic?

Finding (and modeling) a better work-life balance can benefit your entire organization Read More »

Apprenticeships in Senior Care

On-the-job training can improve quality of care and incentivize good workers to stay put. Read More »

New Safe Medication Disposal Rules

Is your facility in compliance with new EPA rules regarding disposal of pharmaceuticals? Read More »

Surviving Flu Season

This annual scourge can be a major health threat for residents and staff. Read More »

Use Training, Technology to Reduce Lifting Injuries among Clinical Staff

Robotics is helping make nursing a safer practice Read More »

10 Tips for Improved Leadership Communications

Better communication can improve your workplace culture and lead to better staff commitment and longevity. Read More »

Beyond Survey: Creating a Culture of Staff Competency

As nurse leaders, we often take for granted that staff have the necessary skills and knowledge to adequately and safely care for the diverse needs of all our residents, especially new admissions. Read More »

Student nurses make the rounds

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears writes about her experiences with nursing students doing clinicals at her nursing home. Read More »

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

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. Read More »

The heartbreak of caring

Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears. Read More »

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

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? Read More »

The secret to reducing hospitalizations: APRNs

A Missouri skilled nursing program reduced unnecessary hospitalizations by nearly 50 percent by using full-time APRNs, according to a CMS report. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

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. Read More »

End-of-life planning—for caregivers

A new report finds fewer than half of surveyed hospice workers have advance directives.  Read More »

Healthcaresource acquires Vikus

The two companies will combine their talents in healthcare workforce management and senior care hiring solutions. Read More »

Recognizing employees

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. Read More »

Stuck in the status quo

Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits. Read More »

ezPBJ adds audit module

The new feature provides backups and audit response reports for payroll-based journal requirements. Read More »

Can millennials solve the nursing shortage?

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. Read More »

AHCA/NCAL names National Quality Award winners

The associations recognize three senior living providers as the 2017 Gold National Quality Award recipients. Read More »

5 must-haves for emergency preparedness planning

New CMS regulations are an opportunity for providers to write policies and practice procedures that can prepare staff for the unexpected.  Read More »

The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care

I Advance Senior Care is proud to announce the winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care. Read More »

Growing your own DON

Providers often hire a director of nursing with decades of experience, but one Wisconsin nursing home chose to cultivate its own homegrown talent for the position. Read More »

AHCA/NCAL names quality award recipient

A Kindred executive director will be honored for contributions to quality improvement at the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Annual Convention and Expo.  Read More »

LeadingAge center tackles workforce challenges

The new group will explore long-term and post-acute care staffing issues and provide resources to combat turnover. Read More »

PHI: Immigration policy changes could impact 1 million direct care workers

Government policies that impact immigrant workers could have devastating effects on senior care warns PHI, a national organization for the direct care workforce. Read More »