The University of Pittsburgh’s research involving certified nursing assistants and why they leave is among the most interesting I’ve seen recently in long-term care. Salary, it turns out, is...
Your biggest expense is about to get worse
Jan 16, 2015
There are growing signs that labor costs will soon be creeping up. That may be good news for the frontline workers and other staff who literally do the heavy lifting. But it’s not so great for those...
3 reasons why LTC profits may soon be harder to come by
Nov 24, 2014
While nobody in the field is shouting it from the mountain tops, the long-term care sector has been enjoying more than its share of easy layups lately. That could be coming to an end in the not too distant...
An overtime fix that seemed to work for everyone – except the feds
May 02, 2014
It’s a troubling staffing dynamic that regularly plays out at many long-term care facilities: Low-wage employees are practically begging for the opportunity to work extra hours. And the additional...
Improving your staff turnover rate in assisted living
Mar 31, 2014
Assisted living communities have always had high turnover rates – generally attributed to the prevalence of non-professional/low paying jobs. Estimates for staff turnover range from a low of 21%...
Is this really the best way to get a raise?
Mar 17, 2014
I can say with a straight face that I’m not a complete stranger to the battle over decent living wages.
Stiffing the help just doesn’t add up
Dec 05, 2013
Depending on the numbers you choose to believe, senior living profit margins are a razor thin 3% — or more like 20%. Regardless, many would like to believe operators are engaging in a fairly despicable...
The long-term care leftovers that earned a warning
Jul 09, 2013
Today in the annals of Nursing Homes That Should Know Better, we turn our attention to a rural part of Tennessee.
Study links low wages with hypertension
Jan 07, 2013
Employees with the lowest wages have a higher risk of hypertension than those with top wages, according to University of California-Davis researchers. The correlation between lower socioeconomic status...
Medicare payment reforms need to be based on more than geography, IOM says
Jul 18, 2012
States should allow a broader scope of practice among healthcare providers to improve access to care, rather than have the federal government base Medicare payment adjustments around geographic locations,...