Nursing, aging service orgs blast CMS for giving LPNs ‘zero credit’ in proposed staffing rule
Nov 14, 2023
Several of the nation’s largest aging services and nursing organizations have united to defend Licensed Practical Nurses and criticize a proposed Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services nursing home...
Disrupting an ‘ecosystem that works’: Providers rip staffing mandate’s LPN omission
Sep 26, 2023
As operators continue to parse a proposed federal staffing mandate, one of the biggest concerns is for workers who get little attention in the proposed regulations: the licensed practical nurses whom many...
A slap in the face for LPNs who keep nursing homes running
Sep 19, 2023
There are about 175,000 LPNs working in nursing homes — critical staff members who might no longer fit into the SNF job market if the proposed staffing rule is finalized as currently written.
A new study reveals top factors tied to record-setting mortality rates in Canada’s LTC facilities during the early pandemic, and a treatment that boosted survival in severely ill residents.
Nursing home RNs, nurse aides lead with 11 percent pay jumps: new industry survey
Jul 29, 2022
Thanks to the conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, nursing home nurses averaged double-digit pay increases this year, as virtually all titles notched healthy increases, according to the industry’s...
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.