Staffing

Redding nursing home employees endure heat for improved wages and benefits

Members of the Service Employees International Union carried signs and chanted as they stood on the sidewalk outside Windsor Care Center on Court Street.

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Nursing shortage, high turnover impact assisted living centers

The Texas Panhandle's large population of older residents could be impacted due to a nursing shortage facing the entire country.

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Oklahoma looks to hire nurses as health care inspectors

Hospitals, surgical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies and other medical providers have to undergo regular inspections if they want to receive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

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OnShift hires senior lifestyle COO into new position

Workforce management software firm OnShift has hired Lisa Fordyce to the newly created role of executive vice president of enterprise development for senior living.

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Top provider CEOs optimistic about new CMS payment rules

Industry experts are still sorting out the long-term effects of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new payment system for skilled nursing facilities, but early reviews from the CEOs of some top providers have been positive.

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One in five direct caregiver positions unfilled in Wisconsin

A coalition of Wisconsin health care organizations is warning that the state's shortage of long-term care providers continues to grow.

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CMS boosts skilled nursing payment, saves providers money over next decade

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday unveiled a new proposed model for skilled nursing reimbursements that the agency says will save providers $2 billion over the next decade.

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Issues in Nebraska and Kansas nursing homes may affect facilities and patients nationwide

A Wood-Ridge-based company that owns or operates more than 100 nursing homes around the country has failed to make payroll in Nebraska and Kansas, leading regulators to take over 36 homes serving thousands of patients.

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Nebraska employees of facilities in receivership receive paychecks

About 1,650 nursing home workers in Nebraska whose employer failed to pay them last month received paychecks this week, according to the court-appointed receiver managing the facilities.

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Care coordination, info exchanges among gaps between PAC and LTC

Though performance measures are key for payment reform and sparking quality improvements, PAC and LTC settings have differing standards, leading to fragmentation, the National Quality Form said.

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