Staffing

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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Activity programming: An administrator’s view

How can administrators support activity programming and make their activities directors the best they can be? An Arizona assisted living owner/operator explains the value of encouraging new ideas.

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Aide fired for slapping resident with dementia

A memory care aide has been fired and charged with assault and disorderly conduct for slapping a resident who wandered out of bed during the night.

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