Newt Gingrich tells long-term care providers not to wait for the government to fix their staffing challenges. He also claims some relatively easy solutions are at operators' fingertips.
Legislation introduced in the House last week will aim to shore up the nation's long-term care workforce with increased investment in training and a focus on caregivers in rural areas.
Long-term care leadership has a diversity problem. Don't believe it? Travel to a national long-term care convention and look around — what do the majority of attendees look like?
The youngest generation of employees entering the long-term care workforce will affect professional attitudes and policies profoundly. And that's not entirely a bad thing. Just don't take your eye off your non-millennial employees' well-being as well.
It's a disquieting visual I can't quite get out of my mind — a single hiking boot hanging from a trail sign. Even you, a crisis-tested long-term care professional, might feel surprised and uneasy.
Like observers of a mother driving herself to exhaustion and sickness by taking care of her children day after day, U.S. providers are seeing measured declines in their caregivers. The numbers reveal just how bad it is.
I think we've all had days where we come home from work and want to hide under the covers. We've also had days when we feel on top of the world. They key, I recently learned, is knowing how to become a resilient leader.
At least 2.5 million more long-term care workers will be needed within 15 years in order to keep up with the fast-paced growth of America's aging population, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco.
Seagate Alliance and iTacit Healthcare have signed an agreement under which alliance members can use the workforce software company's tools.
President Obama will be unveiling a multi-pronged plan to overhaul the nation's immigration policy, possibly later today. Its most controversial component — a reprieve for the millions who face deportation — could also deliver a huge payoff to senior living operators.
Despite regulation changes, shrinking margins and the increasing demand for service, there's one thing that is absolutely certain: the future post-acute care workforce will be expected to do more with less.
Affordable Care Act requirements related to health insurance are leading long-term care providers to hire more part-time employees, according to some experts.
Organized labor groups will need to collaborate with non-union direct care workers in order for the eldercare workforce to meet the significant needs of an aging population, experts contend.
There has been an onslaught of news stories lately about the "graying" of America's workforce. Many of them, however, fail to mention that some older Americans enjoy working beyond the retirement age.
When working at a continuing care retirement community, or for that matter any type of organization that services the aging population, one hears the term "Intergenerational programming" from time to time. Most think of it in one of two ways. But there is a third intergenerational program that occurs every day — and it's one that people often don't consider.
Last Thursday, the president spoke on the American Jobs Act. I was very surprised he didn't mention that geriatric care is THE way to stimulate the economy and create jobs.
Making safe-lift programs a priority at long-term care facilities could be the key to reducing injuries and worker compensation costs, according to a new report.
A new survey from the Health Resources and Services Administration found that the number of licensed registered nurses in the U.S. increased by more than 5% between 2004 and 2008.
The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $159.1 million to support healthcare workforce training.
America's registered nurse workforce is larger and more diverse than ever before, according to the results of a recently released quadrennial study.
Maintaining a robust long-term care workforce is a cornerstone for bolstering the ailing economy, two long-term care leaders said last week.