Staff support outweighs wages as turnover solution, nursing home study finds
Jan 05, 2022
A people-oriented work environment with tangible staff supports is key to minimizing turnover and care disruptions in nursing homes. It’s even more important than compensation, direct care providers...
‘More than warm bodies’ needed to address LTC workforce crisis, congresswoman, industry experts advise
Sep 20, 2021
A proposed federal staffing minimum would require most nursing homes to boost RN hiring and put RNs and LPNs in greater direct care roles. It’s a move the bill’s House sponsor calls necessary to support...
NY provider increases nurse pay by nearly 65% in recruitment effort
Jun 23, 2021
A New York health system is increasing worker pay at its nursing home as a thank you to employees and a recruiting prod to bring in new staff members.
Multiple jobs held by nurses, direct care workers tied to coronavirus transmission
Dec 09, 2020
Many healthcare workers with secondary jobs move across health settings, and 15% of second jobs for personal care and nursing aides are in other essential occupations, investigators say.
Study: RNs better trained to identify high-risk Rx errors
Feb 08, 2018
Registered nurses may be more likely than licensed practical nurses to identify high-risk medication errors in nursing homes, new research suggests.
Nursing homes pay less for nurses
Jan 30, 2018
The nurses who staff nursing homes earn less than their peers in assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, according to a new survey.
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Jul 01, 2014
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Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds
Mar 15, 2012
Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.
Medicare reimbursement cuts will force loss of 40,000 nursing home-related jobs, survey respondents say
Nov 08, 2011
The Medicare PPS skilled nursing facility final rule that was enacted Oct. 1 could result in 20,000 nursing home layoffs nationwide and another 20,000 jobs lost to abandoned expansion activity, according...
Study: More transparency needed to enable nurses to disclose errors in nursing homes
Nov 07, 2011
Nursing homes need to improve communications processes and policies to make it easier for nurses to disclose errors, according to researchers of a unique new study. The researchers say their findings have...