Benefits

Stay home when sick, and go on vacation already

Stay home when sick, and go on vacation already

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Far too many of the US workforce, especially in areas such as healthcare and the service industry, have little to no paid vacation time or sick leave.

This gift has kept giving

This gift has kept giving

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A notable anniversary took place when the Social Security program recently turned 78. People often disagree about how well this program has worked and whether it should be allowed to continue. But any provider who sees the program as less than a blessing sorely needs to stop looking into this horse's mouth.

New Medicare guidance guarantees that same-sex married couples can live in the same nursing home

New Medicare guidance guarantees that same-sex married couples can live in the same nursing home

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Nursing homes may see more same-gender married couples in the near future in light of federal regulators' first guidance in response to a recent change in the Defense of Marriage Act.

Long-term care makes ADP's list of industries most challenged by upcoming health benefits requirements

Long-term care makes ADP's list of industries most challenged by upcoming health benefits requirements

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Long-term care is one of seven employment sectors likely to see significant challenges based on health benefits requirements in the Affordable Care Act, according to payroll services provider ADP.

Salaries for nursing home administrator and nursing directors rise modestly in 2012, survey shows

Salaries for nursing home administrator and nursing directors rise modestly in 2012, survey shows

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Key skilled nursing facility managers saw small salary increases in 2012, according to new figures released Tuesday. The raises signal slow, steady economic improvement, say organizers of the survey, the largest of its kind.

Coming out of the closet with caregiving

Coming out of the closet with caregiving

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Who ever thought that caregivers would need to come out of the closet and be accepted? It's true.

Tales from the front: We left the paper trail to gain happier, more productive employees

Tales from the front: We left the paper trail to gain happier, more productive employees

As a Human Resources pro, Traci Hawkins is no stranger to the paperwork headaches that typically accompany staff management.

Home-health workers losing ground on wages, benefits, even as their ranks increase

The wages and benefits for the direct-care workforce in long-term care "continue to be woefully inadequate," according to a new Fact Sheet analysis from home-health worker advocacy group PHI.

Senators propose lifting cap on Medicare mental health benefits

Newly introduced legislation in the Senate would lift a lifetime cap on Medicare benefits for inpatient mental health services.