Staffing

Okla. bill weighs nursing home administrator requirements

Does a four-year degree outweigh years of experience in making the best nursing home administrators? Oklahoma legislators consider the pros and cons.

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The values and risks of employee satisfaction surveys

Employee satisfaction surveys can be a helpful retention tool, but they also can raise red flags with employment law attorneys.

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Celebrating nursing homes

May 14-20 is National Nursing Home Week, a chance to recognize the work of staff, the gifts of residents and the role of nursing homes at large. 

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When a picture costs $1M

A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face. 

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Leading a multi-generational staff

From senior volunteers to Generation Z, intergenerational staff teams can be an energizing force or an infighting nightmare.

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Mass. proposes increased LTC funding

State legislators are rallying behind bills to increase wages for nursing home workers and Medicaid reimbursement levels for nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. 

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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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