High administrator turnover sinks nursing home margins, say researchers who look for regulators to intervene
Feb 02, 2024
High nursing home administrator turnover is linked to lower operating margins, according to the results of a new study. Compared to facilities with no turnover, facilities with one administrator turnover...
NJ wants to rebuild nursing workforce
Jan 12, 2024
New Jersey is hoping to rebuild its workforce of nurses — including those in assisted living communities — due to high turnover, according to a new report.
Nurse aide turnover can be mitigated with scheduling tweaks: study
Dec 19, 2023
Skilled nursing facilities struggling with staff retention should take a closer look at their scheduling, according to a new study on part-time certified nursing assistant turnover.
Staff shortages — what’s the opportunity?
Oct 18, 2023
Amid some good news in healthcare hiring as we recover from the pandemic, staff shortages involve a range of difficult challenges that will persist for years. Among other factors, it’s difficult to find...
Unions to the rescue?
Oct 16, 2023
Ben Franklin famously assured us life has two guarantees. They are higher taxes and death. If Ben were alive today and owned a nursing home, he’d probably add a third: Unions will ruin everything.
Not so fast with the LTC study scorn
James M. Berklan
Oct 13, 2023
Long-term care providers have a lot to be grateful for and, no, this isn’t an early start on a perfunctory Thanksgiving column.
Prioritizing staff members’ well-being shown to alleviate shortages: study
Jul 13, 2023
Researchers have found that nursing homes with leaders demonstrably committed to worker safety, health and well-being had staff turnover rates 10% lower than facilities with leaders who did not champion...
There’s often a wide gap between what managers think today’s healthcare workers want and what’s truly in demand, differences that can lead to dissatisfaction and hinder recruitment efforts.
The 2022 McKnight’s Mood of the Market survey: Leaders at their ‘breaking points’
Sep 11, 2022
Nearly 60% of long-term care nurse leaders have seriously considered quitting their jobs in the last three months, a nearly 10-point jump versus 2021, according to the fourth annual McKnight’s Mood of...
CMS: Turnover, weekend staffing levels now in Five-Star ratings
Jul 08, 2022
Nursing home staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels are now being incorporated into providers’ Five-Star Ratings.