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LeadingAge center tackles workforce challenges

July 12, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The new group will explore long-term and post-acute care staffing issues and provide resources to combat turnover.

PHI: Immigration policy changes could impact 1 million direct care workers

June 21, 2017  |  PHI

Government policies that impact immigrant workers could have devastating effects on senior care warns PHI, a national organization for the direct care workforce.

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

June 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.

Okla. bill weighs nursing home administrator requirements

June 4, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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

The values and risks of employee satisfaction surveys

May 19, 2017  |  Joanne Madden

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

Celebrating nursing homes

May 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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. 

When a picture costs $1M

May 11, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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

Leading a multi-generational staff

May 9, 2017  |  Amy Stewart, RN, DNS-MT, RAC-MT, QCP-MT

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

Mass. proposes increased LTC funding

April 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

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

Healthcare IT acquisition

April 6, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

ABILITY Network acquires Shifthound to help providers improve staff scheduling.

Rehab center sued for failure to report sex abuse

April 2, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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.

Palliative and hospice training bill back on congressional agenda

March 31, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

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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