Amid staffing squeeze, PRN staff offer a new solution
Sep 06, 2022
Since COVID hit, almost every nursing home in the country has asked in-house staff to work overtime and extra shifts, leading to increased burnout and churn. More than 70% of nursing homes have relied...
Clinical briefs for Friday, June 10
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jun 10, 2022
Bill puts nurse agency staffing in GAO’s crosshairs … Study finds strong link between men’s smoking and increased risk of fracture … Shingles not tied to dementia risk, study finds … Prices for...
Providers renew pressure for federal investigation into price-gouging
Jan 31, 2022
After three months with no public response from the federal government on the issue of price-gouging, the American Health Care Association is again calling on officials to investigate tactics being used...
Lawmakers urge investigation of staffing agencies, price gouging claims
Jan 27, 2022
A federal investigation into alleged price gouging tactics being used by temporary staffing agencies against strained providers could be coming under the Biden administration.
COVID-19 more than twice as likely to spread with heavy agency staffing onsite, study shows
James M. Berklan
Jan 27, 2022
Senior care facilities that rely significantly on mobile agency staffing may be two and a half times more likely to spread COVID-19 to residents than those with more stable staffing, a Scottish study has...
Capping staffing agency pay rates isn’t the answer
Jan 26, 2022
The staffing crisis in skilled nursing and assisted living centers continues to be a dire situation. As healthcare workers leave the field in record numbers, these centers have found relief by leaning...
Terrible staffing competition will worsen: survey
Dec 16, 2021
When it comes to hiring, 55% of nursing homes and senior living facilities say they are now competing with staffing agencies for the same scarce supply of workers.
Senior care needs staffing help, but price gouging isn’t helpful
Nov 29, 2021
In mid-September, we at the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA) reached out to our members, including nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living communities, to better understand the...
Nursing home fined for not reporting fall that led to death of a facility founder, expects restitution...
Feb 09, 2018
A Massachusetts nursing home where a resident fell and was shuffled back to bed without an official report was issued a $140,000 fine following the man’s death. The facility says it expects to be...