Staffing

Senior living centers using predictive analysis to lower staff turnover

What do Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and senior housing providers like Benchmark Senior Living have in common?

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Student nurses make the rounds

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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End-of-life planning—for caregivers

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

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Healthcaresource acquires Vikus

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

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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.

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