Additional staffing metrics point to organizational stability
Mar 04, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, through its consumer‐facing website, has made additional nursing home staffing data available. Doing so during a public health emergency, when the industry...
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...
Pressures to mount on long-term care; Seizing solutions will matter
Jan 27, 2022
The senior care industry in the U.S. was under pressure before the pandemic. As 2022 and the third year of COVID’s influence approaches, it’s not easing up. A host of trends say the industry’s battering...
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...
Working in long-term care can be hazardous to your health
Jan 17, 2022
It’s well known that a career in the long-term care field may not be the healthiest way to scratch out a living. Especially when it involves interacting with, you know, the customers.
The changing face of healthcare recruitment: 4 tips to improve staffing
Jan 13, 2022
In 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) joined forces to celebrate nurses with the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Originally created to honor...
Turnover reporting: This is going to be good*
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Jan 11, 2022
Late last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they will begin to post staff turnover data on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website. In July, turnover will be incorporated...
Long-term care success post-pandemic depends on MSO partnerships
Jan 11, 2022
The numbers are staggering. Ninety-seven percent of nursing homes have lost revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seventy-two percent report they will not be able to sustain operations for more than...
CMS going public with facility turnover, weekend staffing data
Jan 10, 2022
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services late Friday announced that it will begin posting nursing home staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels on the consumer-facing Medicare Care Compare...