Staffing shortages and high turnover rates are constant challenges across the sector. Unfortunately, COVID-19 has only made things worse. Nursing facilities have lost nearly a quarter million employees during the current pandemic.

Given the direct correlation between staffing levels and adverse outcomes — including increased mortality, hospitalizations, and ED visits — how can facilities improve the safety and quality of care when workers can’t be had?

Back by popular demand, our panel will discuss ways nursing homes can maximize staff efficiency by putting first things first. Panelists are McKnight’s Editorial Director, John O’Connor; Pharmerica SVP LTC Operations and Chief Pharmacy Officer, TJ Griffin; Covenant Living Communities & Services National Director of Human Resources, Tina T. Johannessen; and Covenant Living Communities & Services VP of Health Services, Sheryl White. Among the issues our provider panel, presented by Pharmerica, will address:

  • Streamlining workflows and optimizing processes
  • Systematic and consistent use of operating protocols
  • Training and development to boost capabilities and versatility
  • Support that can ease staff burdens like feedback, variety, and growth, because when employees are satisfied, work is completed faster and with better results

You will walk away with proven methods to enhance operational efficiencies while improving outcomes.