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Woodbriar’s plan to address resident death unacceptable, say Mass. state regulators

March 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Woodbriar Health Center must resubmit a plan to the state health department. The facility, owned by Synergy Health, has been making headlines for a resident’s death, scabies outbreak and substandard care.

Study finds toxic co-workers surprisingly productive, rule abiding

March 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Forget the blabbermouths, brown nosers, con artists and incompetent workers. The worker who could be causing the most harm to your organization could also be one of your most productive workers, researchers found. 

6 ways to manage family expectations in dementia care

March 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

People aren't perfect. Neither are memory care facilities. Consultant Michael Gill advises how to keep dementia residents and their loved ones happy by helping families to set realistic facility and caregiving expectations from the start. 

2 top Brookdale execs to step down

March 1, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Brookdale Senior Living’s president and its executive vice president will be stepping down as part of the company’s transition process.

Words of others

February 29, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Curses! SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears talks about what can happen when staffers use foul language, especially if residents view it as disrespect.

Iowa won't require nursing home employees to complete dementia care training

February 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

State legislators failed to pass a bill that would have required nursing home employees to learn how and be assessed on how they care for people with dementia. 

Argentum, OnShift working to meet workforce needs

February 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

A growing senior population needs to be met with a growing senior care workforce. Argentum and OnShift are teaming up to help providers attract and retain employees.

Help wanted: LTC hourly job positions reach peak need in next 10 years

February 12, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The senior living sector could need more than a million new workers between now and 2025, especially in five key areas, says a new report from Argentum.

CT launches background check program for LTC workers

February 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Connecticut has launched a new background check portal to allow employers to screen potential employees, contractors and volunteers who have direct contact with residents. 

Is senior living ready for a C-suite retirement exodus?

February 10, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Succession planning and employee incentives will become even more important over the next few years, as more than 40 percent of senior living’s top-level executives near their own retirement ages.

Job injuries linked to job loss

February 10, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Nursing home workers are more likely to be fired within six months of being injured, a new study finds. Workers are more likely to quit within six months of being injured multiple times. 

LPN the best job without a college degree

February 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Job finder SimplyHired created a list of top jobs without college degrees. Topping the list is licensed practical nurse, with nearly 56,000 jobs available and room for growth.


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