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It's time to talk about long-term care's diversity problem

It's time to talk about long-term care's diversity problem

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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?

Workforce pressures: It's not about just millennials

Workforce pressures: It's not about just millennials

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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.

Lessons from an orphan

Lessons from an orphan

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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.

Who takes care of the healthcare worker?

Who takes care of the healthcare worker?

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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.

Bouncing back, bouncing forward, and how about just bouncing?

Bouncing back, bouncing forward, and how about just bouncing?

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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.

2.5 million more LTC workers needed by 2030, researchers warn

2.5 million more LTC workers needed by 2030, researchers warn

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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.

iTacit signs agreement with Seagate

Seagate Alliance and iTacit Healthcare have signed an agreement under which alliance members can use the workforce software company's tools.

Providers likely to gain from immigration policy changes

Providers likely to gain from immigration policy changes

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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.

Four industry trends driving talent management process improvement

Four industry trends driving talent management process improvement

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.

Part-time workers may be a solution for LTC providers, experts say

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Affordable Care Act requirements related to health insurance are leading long-term care providers to hire more part-time employees, according to some experts.

Cooperation needed between organized and non-organized labor to care for boomers

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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.

They work hard for their money

They work hard for their money

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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.

A team for all ages

A team for all ages

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.

The American Jobs Act and the 'Real' answer

The American Jobs Act and the 'Real' answer

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.

Study: Mechanical lifts improve injury rates in long-term care facilities

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.

Survey: Registered nurse workforce climbs between 2004 and 2008

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.

HHS awarding $159 million in grants for worker training

The Department of Health and Human Services is awarding $159.1 million to support healthcare workforce training.

RNs on the rise: Report shows number of nurses continues to climb

America's registered nurse workforce is larger and more diverse than ever before, according to the results of a recently released quadrennial study.

Long-term care leaders tout nursing home sector for jobs

Maintaining a robust long-term care workforce is a cornerstone for bolstering the ailing economy, two long-term care leaders said last week.