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Mandate staff vaccines or promote them with a $1K bonus? Which one works best might surprise you.

Two nursing home providers in separate areas of the United States were able to far exceed national averages for COVID-19 vaccination among staff members, despite using contrasting methods — a $1,000 bonus in one building and a vaccine mandate in the other. Both recently detailed successes with their respective efforts, which led to nearly the same uptake rate.

Personal Care Attendants add more hands to the frontlines of long-term care

As America’s population grows older and drives up demand for long-term care, nursing centers are continuing their decades-long struggle to fill direct care positions — the qualified caregivers who meet the daily needs of residents. The impact of COVID-19 on staff has greatly exacerbated these workforce challenges. Nursing homes must deal with staff calling out…

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