Palliative care study highlights importance of psychosocial support for LTC workers
Jun 30, 2023
Even the most confident of long-term care staff, sure of their knowledge and skills, reported “notable difficulties” providing palliative and end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a...
Researchers ID 7 ways senior care providers can recruit and retain older workers to ease shortages
Dec 19, 2022
Attracting more older people to fill frontline senior care jobs is a potentially powerful way to alleviate labor shortages, say researchers writing Friday in the Harvard Business Review on Friday.
One sick worker linked to 17 infections and $12K in treatment costs, LTC study finds
Aug 26, 2022
A new study reveals how a single sick caregiver can easily infect residents and co-workers in a long-term care setting and drive up treatment costs by thousands of dollars.
‘We do it for teachers — why not for nurses?’ Her LTC nurse training solution
Jul 19, 2022
Long-term care nursing administration expert Jackie Vance knows how the nation can climb out of its nursing shortage — and she shares systems that work as her evidence in this podcast moderated by McKnight’s...
Nursing home staff vaccinations get a boost thanks to New York mandate; delta ups jabs nationwide
Sep 29, 2021
By midnight of its Monday deadline, New York state saw vaccination rates rise to 92% among nursing home and hospital workers, according to a new report.
COVID vaccine protection drops by 80 percent in 6 months among nursing home residents: study
Sep 03, 2021
Vaccinated staff members had a similar six-month decrease in immunity levels, investigators say. The data may support recommendations for vaccine booster shots, they contend.
Feds tell nursing homes to use vaccinated staff or lose funding: Providers cry foul
Aug 19, 2021
President Joe Biden announced late Wednesday afternoon that U.S. nursing homes must use workers vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk losing vital Medicare and Medicaid funding. Providers immediately criticized...
Stay on guard: Vaccinated residents remain susceptible to outbreaks, French nursing home studies reveal
Jul 13, 2021
Vaccinations and infection control measures may not entirely protect nursing homes from COVID-19 outbreaks — especially when staff members are unvaccinated, according to two new studies from France.
Engaging CNAs in COVID vaccination: 4 points to consider
Jun 09, 2021
“Providing CNAs with information, resources, support, and opportunity will not only serve to improve vaccine receptivity, but may also have downstream benefits,” say geriatric nursing experts from...
Can massive nursing homes strike be averted? That’s the $280 million question
May 12, 2021
An additional $280 million in funding for nursing homes — including a 10% boost for Medicaid and a 4.5% wage increase — has been proposed by Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) in an effort to avert a...