Recruitment and Retention

How to Choose the Best Workforce Management Software for Your Facility

In the evolving senior care landscape, senior care communities must adapt to address shifting workforce management needs. With increasing... Read More »

Study Examines How Nursing Homes Responded to Staffing Shortages

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing homes, their residents, and staff drew attention to the staffing shortages the industry h... Read More »

Barclay Friends Takes a Unique and Creative Approach to Recruiting CNAs

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) play a crucial role in delivering personalized and compassionate care to elderly residents. Adequate ... Read More »

Unique Approaches Senior Care Communities Take to Attract Residents

As senior care facilities work to rebuild census post-pandemic, many are revisiting their marketing strategies and launching new campaign... Read More »

What the Kaiser Strike Means for the Senior Care Industry

On October 4, 2023, more than 75,000 Kaiser Permanente workers walked off the job, resulting in the largest healthcare worker strike in U... Read More »

Strategies for Implementing AI Staffing Solutions in Your Senior Care Facility

Previously, we examined how staffing shortages are impacting the recruitment and staffing processes for senior care communities. We also ... Read More »

How AI Can Help Senior Care Facilities Alleviate Staffing Shortages

The senior care industry faces unprecedented staffing shortages, making recruiting, hiring, and staff management all the more challenging... Read More »

California Bill Could Bring Additional Costs for Health Care Providers

California Senate Bill 525 is poised to increase the minimum wage for employees working in California health care facilities from $15 to ... Read More »

Key Findings from the Marcum 3-Year Nursing Home Statistical Analysis

Marcum LLP has released its fifth annual 3-Year Nursing Home Statistical Review. Covering 2019 through 2021, the analysis examined the ef... Read More »

New Report Highlights the Growing Importance of Alzheimer’s Care

The Alzheimer’s Association has released the 2023 edition of its annual Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, drawing attention t... Read More »

How to Ensure Memory Care Staff Receive Quality, Ongoing Training

Staff training is essential to ensure that you’re able to provide residents with quality care. While staff might complete training sessio... Read More »

AHCA State of the Nursing Home Sector Fact Sheet Reveals Key Industry Findings

The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), collectively representing more than 14,000 nurs... Read More »

Tips for Successful Online Staff Recruitment at Your Senior Care Organization

When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented in-person hiring events from taking place, the senior care industry had to turn to online staff recr... Read More »

Strategies to Provide Long-Term Care Staff with Upward Mobility Opportunities

The pandemic and the nursing shortage have highlighted the changing priorities and desires of health care staff. To attract and retain st... Read More »

Best Practices to Improve the Hiring Process and Attract the Best Candidates

In July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance about the nursing home five-star rating system. That gu... Read More »

How to Get More Out of Your Relationship with a Staffing Agency

By carefully building and maintaining the relationships that they have with staffing agencies, senior care organizations stand to benefit in multiple ways. Read More »

The Changing Demands of the Gen Z Workforce

Many Gen Z workers are graduating from nursing school. Learn how to attract these candidates. Read More »

Improving Your Staff Onboarding Process

Learn why it’s well worth investing time in improving your staff onboarding. Read More »

Support Your Staff’s Mental Health Amidst Pandemic Fatigue

As the pandemic passes the two-year mark, it remains crucial to support the mental well-being of your staff. Read More »

Common Mistakes That Could Harm Your Staff Retention

Improving staff retention may take some deliberate effort, but it can benefit your community in many ways. Read More »

How to Find Applicants Who Are Passionate About Their Work

Engaged staff who are passionate about their work can make a tremendous difference in resident happiness and health. Read More »

The heartbreak of caring

Caring can come at a cost for residents and aides, but the hurt is worth it, says SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears. Read More »

2017 OPTIMA Award: Under one roof

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. Read More »

Staffing shortage prompts shutdown

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

The values and risks of employee satisfaction surveys

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