Staffing

Healthcare IT acquisition

ABILITY Network acquires Shifthound to help providers improve staff scheduling.

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Rehab center sued for failure to report sex abuse

A former nursing assistant is in all kinds of trouble over sexual abuse and harassment, and the provider that hired him is feeling the pain, too.

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Palliative and hospice training bill back on congressional agenda

The new bill proposes funding for training as more organizations urge the need for better support for hospice and palliative care in professional settings and at home.

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The bright side of the staffing crisis

The workforce shortage may be just the impetus the long-term care industry needs to invest on staff recruitment, development and training. 

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Eastern Washington University adds LTC-focused admin program

The Pacific Coast university is testing the legs of a new bachelor’s degree focusing on nursing home and assisted living administration.

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Neurologist opera singer, veterans’ care experts to headline spring Memory Care Forum

Ready to learn about the latest and best practices in memory care? All-new programming for the 2017 Spring Memory Care Forum includes OPTIMA Award-winning innovators in veteran dementia care and a neuroscientist working to validate MP3 player music therapy.

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PHI launches workforce shortage campaign

The workforce advocacy organization wants to open the dialogue about how to tackle the problems in the direct care workforce.

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Nursing students in residence

A nursing home in Maine is providing an immersive learning experience for nursing students through a new program that teaches them to live their lessons. 

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OnShift releases software to improve LTC employee engagement

The human capital management software company will track employee performance to engage employees, reduce staff turnover and improve quality care. 

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Trying again

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.

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