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The bright side of the staffing crisis

March 8, 2017  |  Denise Boudreau-Scott
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The workforce shortage may be just the impetus the long-term care industry needs to invest on staff recruitment, development and training. 

Eastern Washington University adds LTC-focused admin program

February 21, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Pacific Coast university is testing the legs of a new bachelor’s degree focusing on nursing home and assisted living administration.

Neurologist opera singer, veterans’ care experts to headline spring Memory Care Forum

February 13, 2017  |  The I Advance Senior Care Editors
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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...

PHI launches workforce shortage campaign

February 9, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The workforce advocacy organization wants to open the dialogue about how to tackle the problems in the direct care workforce.

Nursing students in residence

February 7, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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. 

OnShift releases software to improve LTC employee engagement

January 31, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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The human capital management software company will track employee performance to engage employees, reduce staff turnover and improve quality care. 

Trying again

January 23, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears is working to be more agreeable and less argumentative with an aide.

Activity programming: An administrator’s view

January 6, 2017  |  Sean Mockbee, BS, NHA
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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.

Aide fired for slapping resident with dementia

January 3, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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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.

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

December 14, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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The Queens, N.Y.-based Grand Healthcare System was cited for improper documentation of work hours, among other things.

Employee drug testing under the new OSHA rules

December 7, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief
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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.

Five ways to spot employee talent

November 20, 2016  |  Denise Boudreau-Scott
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Statistics show engaged employees mean lower turnover and higher retention. That’s good for staff morale, residents and the bottom line.  

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