Staffing

Six keys to an effective infection preventionist

Set your infection preventionist up for success by understanding the role and responsiblities beyond what's mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. 

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ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

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Continuing education: Traditional vs. technology-based approaches

Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning.

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3 tips for finding the perfect MDS coordinator

A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.

 

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CareLinx, CareAcademy partner for online training

The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home.

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Staffing and quality

New approaches to staffing and scheduling can improve safety, raise quality and encourage employees to work better together. Read More »

Resident death shines spotlight on shift changes

A resident death at a five-star facility shows that accidents can happen anywhere—and serves as a reminder to shore up documentation and diligence during shift changes.

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Illinois passes family caregiver leave law

The prairie state joins 4 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing employees to use their accrued paid sick days for a family member’s care instead of their own.

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Study: At CCRCs, CNA wages still dragging behind other caregivers

Certified nurse aides salaries are, on average, increasing but at a slower rate than their salaried co-workers and supervisors, according to the latest Continuing Care and Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report.

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Van Dyk Health Care expands primary care services

The New Jersey-based provider hired its first nurse practitioner to help patients stay healthy and in their own home. 

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