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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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NY operators ordered to pay $2M in back overtime wages

The Queens, N.Y.-based Grand Healthcare System was cited for improper documentation of work hours, among other things.

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Employee drug testing under the new OSHA rules

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has new rules about discrimination and retaliation, and your organization's employee drug-testing policies may need to be revised to stay in compliance.

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