At the risk of shameless self-promotion, I'm quite sure I've just solved one of the great challenges facing long-term care providers — hiring the right frontline caregivers.
Expanded employee recruiting efforts and optimized daily staffing practices will be in focus at a McKnight's webcast starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Aug. 2
Long-term care managers need to understand what they can do to make their workplaces as employee-centered as possible — or risk losing out on the best workers, experts and front-liners alike emphasized on Tuesday.
Employees feel more rewarded when they have tools to do a great job, which leads to higher retention rates, a long-term care education expert said Monday.
It would appear that long-term care executives are shooting themselves in the foot when it comes to hiring.
The turnover rate for long-term care nurses is far higher than the national average, but facilities can improve retention by adjusting human resources practices, a top workforce researcher said in a McKnight's webcast Thursday.
Organizations must take steps as early as possible in the employee lifecycle to address dysfunctional turnover. From selection to 'onboarding,' there are specific strategies to improve employee retention.
Whatever the situation, "experienced" long-term care leaders looking for work need to understand that the landscape is different.
I'm an administrator and am being recruited by a skilled nursing facility with past legal troubles. What should I do to satisfy myself that this facility has cleaned up its act and would be a good place to work?
The holy grail of long-term care hiring would have to be the ability to divine in advance who will end up becoming a personnel liability and workplace nightmare. Most providers try to do that with a combination of intuition, hypnosis, polygraphs, frisking and background checks.
A year after healthcare reform became law, finding and keeping good industry employees continues to be a massive challenge, especially in long-term care, an expert in healthcare recruitment and retention said Wednesday.
A new initiative to study the future of nursing in America and help address the growing nursing shortage, was launched Tuesday by the Institute of Medicine and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.
Nursing homes aren't reaping the benefits of a temporary easing of the nursing shortage nationwide caused by generally improved economic conditions, a new analysis finds.
Japan, like many countries around the world, is facing a serious shortage of caregivers to look after its rapidly growing elderly population. Unlike others, however, it is about to create an army of robot nurses.
Hospitals and nursing facilities around the country are getting more dramatic in their efforts to attract new employees in the face of a worsening nurse shortage, according to a recent report.
Congress should enact reforms that bolster the long-term care workforce and help address the nursing shortage, the American Health Care Association told lawmakers Monday.
Long-term care providers, who frequently suffer employee turnover rates near 100% annually, have three new resources designed to reduce workforce turnover. The new tools, which were announced Monday by the Better Jobs Better Care Coalition, also can help providers find new employees and create a better work environment for the staff they already have, researchers said.
Nursing homes may want to turn their attention to hospitals, which are trying a new method to retain and recruit nurses. Instead of offering financial incentives, they're improving job satisfaction, according to The Washington Post.
Authors from several healthcare organizations have developed a code to protect the rights of foreign-educated nurses, including those who work in long-term care.
It's sometimes amazing to realize how little we know about the people with whom we work. Like the nurse down the hall who is an accomplished jazz pianist. Or that colleague who graduated from culinary school. But how about a nurse's aide who holds the position of king in Uganda?
I do the CNA training, and help with checking certifications. Are there standard requirements for CNAs?
Aides in Canadian nursing homes are being assaulted by residents at "appallingly" high rates, according to university researchers. Physical attacks were made daily against nearly half of workers surveyed, their studied revealed.
Nearly 8% of full-time equivalent nursing staff positions aren't being filled, according to directors of nursing polled in the newly released Senior Care Digest Interdisciplinary Report.
Good nursing leaders are a hot commodity - at least if the most recently compiled salary findings are to be believed.
Jane F. Potter, MD Board Chairwoman, American Geriatrics Society