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...
Higher pay not a cure-all for nurse retention, study shows
Feb 08, 2022
Paying certified nursing assistants higher hourly wages should mean less turnover, but it shouldn’t be the only solution skilled nursing operators rely on, researchers say.
How to create an environment that reduces turnover
Eleanor Feldman Barbera, Ph.D.
Jan 25, 2022
As I stated in my last column, improving the emotional tenor of the facility can decrease staff turnover. In this piece, I’ll offer additional ideas to achieve that goal. Most organizations have...
CMS push for staff hours, turnover data a ‘gut punch,’ to struggling nursing homes
Jan 13, 2022
Industry reaction has been mixed since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement last week that it will begin posting nursing home staff turnover rates and weekend staffing levels on the...
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...
Staff support outweighs wages as turnover solution, nursing home study finds
Jan 05, 2022
A people-oriented work environment with tangible staff supports is key to minimizing turnover and care disruptions in nursing homes. It’s even more important than compensation, direct care providers...
It’s time to operationalize turnover
Dec 02, 2021
We used to throw around the term “workforce crisis” in senior care before the pandemic. Times were tough, but we had no idea how bad it could, and would, actually get. Many senior care organizations...
Nurse turnover rises less than expected while wages jumped significantly at CCRCs in 2021: survey
Jul 06, 2021
The national turnover rate among both registered nurses and certified nursing assistants working at continuing care retirement communities both increased by roughly 5% between 2020 and 2021, according...
‘Alarming’ nurse turnover rates linked to quality, payment woes in major new nursing home study
Mar 02, 2021
Skilled nursing’s employee turnover problem — long linked to issues with quality of care — is much worse than previously reported, according to a massive analysis published Monday.
Webinar on Sept. 30 targets staff turnover solutions
Sep 14, 2020
It’s not easy to retain long-term care staff. The pandemic has exacerbated the problem. A webinar to take place Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. ET, will discuss a range of tactics to improve retention....