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ACHCA, NAB to co-launch national NHA training program

October 17, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The two organizations are hoping to set national standards for administrators-in-training and their preceptors.

Continuing education: Traditional vs. technology-based approaches

October 11, 2016  |  Debbie Bouknight, BS, AC-BC, ACC, CDP

Online education may be a popular method, but in some situations, nothing can replace face-to-face learning.

3 tips for finding the perfect MDS coordinator

October 4, 2016  |  By Terry Raser, RN

A veteran RN/MDS Coordinator discusses what skills and assessments are most important when hiring a new employee in the crucial role of overseeing the facility's Minimum Data Set documentation.


CareLinx, CareAcademy partner for online training

October 4, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The two companies will combine efforts to expand online training for caregivers of older adults, both in a community and at home.

Staffing and quality

September 16, 2016  |  Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, CPASRM

New approaches to staffing and scheduling can improve safety, raise quality and encourage employees to work better together.

Resident death shines spotlight on shift changes

September 6, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A resident death at a five-star facility shows that accidents can happen anywhere—and serves as a reminder to shore up documentation and diligence during shift changes.

Illinois passes family caregiver leave law

August 23, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The prairie state joins 4 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing employees to use their accrued paid sick days for a family member’s care instead of their own.

Study: At CCRCs, CNA wages still dragging behind other caregivers

August 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Certified nurse aides salaries are, on average, increasing but at a slower rate than their salaried co-workers and supervisors, according to the latest Continuing Care and Retirement Community Salary & Benefits Report.

Van Dyk Health Care expands primary care services

July 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The New Jersey-based provider hired its first nurse practitioner to help patients stay healthy and in their own home. 

The cost of payroll-based journal reporting adding up fast

July 20, 2016  |  David Raths

Skilled nursing facilities are quickly finding the Payroll-Based Journal Reporting, mandated timekeeping regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, are more time-consuming than...

Update: Mass. governor slashes proposed nursing home wage increase

July 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Earlier this year, the Legislature approved a $35.5 million increase for nursing home direct care staff wages. Gov. Charlie Baker halved the increase days before the budget was to go into effect. 

Ethics and professionalism

July 8, 2016  |  By Lorre Baird, BS, AP-BC, ADC, CDP

Integrity and ethical standards can open doors for caregivers and show how professionalism can be a differentiator both in terms of staff and the business.


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