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In this issue: The 2017 OPTIMA Award winners, diabetes medication management, infection control programs, disaster planning and more.
Two Marin nursing homes in San Rafael and Novato are among 15 statewide that have been hit by class action lawsuits alleging that their owner systematically understaffed them to increase his profits.
Seven nursing homes in Wisconsin have closed this year, according to the Department of Health Services. In the last five years, 27 have closed.
A coalition of Wisconsin health care organizations is warning that the state's shortage of long-term care providers continues to grow.
Flu-like symptoms typically last about two days on average, according to the CDC. The grey area is the duration when you can still spread the virus.
The winner of the 2017 OPTIMA Award for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care started an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time.
The two companies will combine their talents in healthcare workforce management and senior care hiring solutions.
Fresh thinking and attention to organizational culture can improve care outcomes for residents, employee morale, reduce turnover and improve profits.
A Good Samaritan rehabilitation unit has closed because it has had trouble filling and maintaining necessary nursing levels.
ABILITY Network acquires Shifthound to help providers improve staff scheduling.
ezPBJ launches auditing software to help skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) avoid Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) reporting errors.
The workforce shortage may be just the impetus the long-term care industry needs to invest on staff recruitment, development and training.