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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.

Ousted nursing home CEO could be back in charge

December 16, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

James G. Burkhart, former CEO of American Senior Communities LLC, has agreements with Health & Hospital Corporation that could allow him to own 63 nursing homes he used to manage.

A facility in flux

October 19, 2015  |  Kathleen Mears

Nothing is as sure as change, especially when it comes to staffing in a long-term care facility. And residents do notice the change.

Social media use triples among seniors

October 14, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor

If your facility isn't on social media, the latest results from a Pew Research Center survey, could convince you to change your marketing plan.

Recruiting young talent and the tech factor

October 6, 2015  |  Nicole Stempak, Associate Editor

How can organizations attract, engage and retain the next generation of caregivers? Hint: Technology is your friend, not your enemy in helping caregivers get the job done, says a long-term care COO.


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