Employees were promised raises if they stayed through a sale. Here’s what happened when the deal collapsed
Jessica R. Towhey
Oct 31, 2023
Often, when a deal to sell a healthcare facility collapses at the 11th hour, employees pay the price. In Illinois this month, the employees are getting paid extra.
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...
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Dec 20, 2022
Closed NJ nursing home stayed open way too long, some claim … Many clinicians wary of using telehealth with older patients … What South Dakota providers think of governor’s promised reimbursement...
White House declares nursing home staff can now help with booster shots
Dec 19, 2022
To battle low uptake of the latest COVID-19 omicron booster shots in the US’s nursing homes, the White House has announced that facility staff can now administer shots, a big win for many, said one of...
Top concern of post-acute patients is staff competence, small study finds
Dec 14, 2022
Staff competence and professionalism lend confidence that restored health and independence are in sight, patients told investigators.
Study aims to blunt staff burnout, make emotional well-being essential for staff health, resident care,...
Oct 19, 2022
Creating and continuing a culture of well-being and mental health care for nursing home staff is a powerful tool for not only helping residents but attracting and retaining employees, says the National...
Long-term care facility docs vs. aides: CDC study finds wide vaccination gulf
Aug 03, 2021
There is a 30% difference in COVID-19 vaccination coverage between LTC physicians and facility aides, CDC reports. And rates among aides are lowest in zip codes where vulnerability to poor health outcomes...
CDC: Portable air cleaners cut exposure to COVID-19 virus by 65 percent
Jul 06, 2021
In a simulated meeting with infected and uninfected participants, properly placed portable air cleaners with HEPA air filters slashed virus transmission. Adding masks was even more effective — cutting...