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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
The new group will explore long-term and post-acute care staffing issues and provide resources to combat turnover.
Government policies that impact immigrant workers could have devastating effects on senior care warns PHI, a national organization for the direct care workforce.
A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.
Does a four-year degree outweigh years of experience in making the best nursing home administrators? Oklahoma legislators consider the pros and cons.
Employee satisfaction surveys can be a helpful retention tool, but they also can raise red flags with employment law attorneys.
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.
A Texas nursing home is being sued for negligence after a CNA captured footage of a sleeping resident rubbing feces on her face.
From senior volunteers to Generation Z, intergenerational staff teams can be an energizing force or an infighting nightmare.
State legislators are rallying behind bills to increase wages for nursing home workers and Medicaid reimbursement levels for nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.
ABILITY Network acquires Shifthound to help providers improve staff scheduling.
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.
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.