Editors’ pick: 2017’s top staffing and training stories

This year brought attention to staffing shortages, initiatives to train across departments, a rise of inclusional training for direct-care staff and a new push to educate caregivers in person-centered memory care skills.

Here are our Editors’ Top 6 stories for 2017 on staffing, training and job leadership:


Leading a multi-generational staff

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

Can millennials solve the nursing shortage?

Millennials are almost twice as likely to become registered nurses as their baby boomer predecessors were, and that could help once the baby boomer nurses begin to retire.

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

The 2017 OPTIMA Award winner for Excellence in Resident-Focused Care used an intergenerational living program to give new life to aging services and solve staff shortages at the same time.

Home care workers need more training in dementia care: PHI brief

Most states don’t yet require dementia training for home care workers. Will deeper training in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias become the market differentiator in the home care sector?

Growing your own DON

Providers often hire a director of nursing with decades of experience, but one Wisconsin nursing home chose to cultivate its own homegrown talent for the position.

LeadingAge, VCU collaborate on ageism awareness training

The video-based training will help administrators provide sensitivity training and education on fighting the stereotypes and assumptions about older adults and the aging process.


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