Provider advocates chafe at new law that forces continued employment after a facility’s sale
Nov 23, 2022
Nursing home and other healthcare provider advocates are not pleased with a new New Jersey law that preserves employment for four months for workers whose facilities change ownership. Its unintended consequences...
Drug diversion, a series: How to prevent and spot it
Jul 19, 2021
Drug diversion occurs when prescription medicines are obtained or used illegally. While diversion has always been a concern, without question, COVID-19 certainly increased personal stress and pressure...
Clinical briefs for Thursday, April 8
Apr 08, 2021
More limits on elective surgeries ending, bringing good news for some providers … Want to know where your employees go at shift’s end? This map may tell you … Expected ‘tsunami’ of post-COVID...
Brookdale’s ‘massive’ flu vaccination push includes employees’ family members
Sep 29, 2020
The organization is now offering onsite, scheduled flu vaccination clinics run by Omnicare in all of its communities, home health agencies and corporate offices. Associates’ family members will be able...
Clinical Briefs for Friday, September 6
Sep 05, 2019
Depression identified as genetic cause of 20 distinct diseases … For pressure ulcer prevention, expensive air mattresses have little benefit over specialist foam … Social networking sites affect nurses’...
The rise of job ghosting
Jan 01, 2019
Senior care employers do have strategies to protect themselves. To start, get back to basics. Employees want to be involved and engaged professionally and personally.
Skilled nursing lags senior care in employee engagement, Fortune magazine research finds
James M. Berklan
Jul 13, 2018
Employees in senior living communities are more engaged than their skilled nursing counterparts, an indicator of potential future success, according to initial research into Great Place to Work applicants.
Gravity wins — again
Jan 11, 2018
If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that everything happens for a reason. In my case, life’s challenges are apparently meted out by the gods for the sole purpose of entertaining...
Work shirts and staff attitudes
Nov 12, 2017
For most of his adult life, my dad was an operating engineer for Sears Roebuck & Company. He wore shirts with its name almost non-stop. Such choices might not reveal much. Then again, they could be quite...
Can you fire an employee for negative Facebook postings? It depends, apparently
Feb 07, 2014
Faceboook turned 10 this week and has essentially changed the way more than a billion people connect with each other via the Internet. But what’s to be done when one of those people is an employee...