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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. 

Genesis sells home health and hospice business to Compassus

March 11, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Genesis Healthcare Inc., one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, will sell most of its home health and hospice operations to Compassus for $84 million. The company will use the proceeds to repay debt.

Post-acute provider expands to home health care

March 9, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

LifeCare Holdings will acquire Haven Home Health as the company continues expanding its post-acute service offerings. 

What's your best practice for memory care?

March 2, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Attendees at the Memory Care Forum in Austin, Texas, share their communities' most successful strategies and programs for engaging residents with dementia. 

Proposed MA state budget includes extra $30 million for nursing homes

February 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Nursing home workers have joine other industry workers pushing for a $15 hourly minimum wage in Massachusetts. 

Nursing home operator files for bankruptcy following government shutdown

February 4, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

State and federal investigators shut down multiple nursing homes operated by New Beginnings Care, LLC. The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Change your tone, change their tune

February 3, 2016  |  Denise Boudreau-Scott

The way you deliver performance feedback affects how employees feel about their work. Research shows regularly praising good work improves employee engagement, retention and leads to even better work. 

Staff training, retention top concerns for housekeeping sector

February 2, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Cleaning professionals are betting on better training and more efficient processes to aid staff retention and cut costs.

Home health and hospice M&A rebounded in 2015

January 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

Mergers and acquisitions recovered after a drop in the first half of 2015, according to The Health Care M&A report from Levin Associates, Inc. 

HHS needs a plan to meet healthcare workforce needs

January 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

A new report by the Government Accountably Office found the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service doesn't have a formal review process to ensure workforce programs across its 72 healthcare agencies are aligned with national workforce needs. 

Staff training on fire safety

December 22, 2015  |  Stan Szpytek

There's more to fires than just putting them out. Fire protection systems need to be properly installed and maintained, and staff needs to be properly trained in emergency procedures.


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