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The CNAs are coming: Are you ready?

It is doubtful that the framers of the constitution, when they drafted the First Amendment, had any idea that ensuring the “right of people to peaceably assemble” would include a virtual Zoom meeting where the assembly appears on hundreds of computer or phone screens. It is also equally doubtful the framers could have imagined that…

Do not forget to grieve

Covid vaccines have provided the light at the end of the tunnel that we have been waiting for. Everyone cannot wait to “return to normal.” Not that “normal” was a day at the beach for those of us in long term care. Already some large nursing home companies have declared the pandemic is over and…

The overdue digital revolution in post-acute workforce management

Workforce shortages are well understood challenges of the healthcare industry. However, the skilled nursing industry has always been hit the hardest. This market is characterized by tight margins and facilities facing the challenges of limited workforce availability with limited resources, inefficient processes and very basic technology — often little better than pencil and paper. Many…

Proven COVID-19 strategies headline 10th McKnight’s Online Forum

The landscape may be changing, but COVID-19 is still dominating long-term care.  During the 10th McKnight’s Online Forum on April 1, McKnight’s Long-Term Care News and McKnight’s Senior Living will offer strategies that help providers thrive despite ongoing challenges.  Three, free CE-approved webinars will address topics ranging from using artificial intelligence to suppressing airborne viruses…

How the COO’s role will continue to evolve

For years, there has been speculation that the role of the chief operating officer was being phased out in favor of a chief technology officer or chief information officer. Long known as the “CEO’s right hand,” COOs have held a wide range of responsibilities for the operational side of the business. But as more shareholders…

Put time on your side: Four ways a time clock can fast forward goals

Despite an ongoing evolution of employee time-tracking solutions, many long-term care organizations still rely on antiquated time clocks that do little more than record a worker’s comings and goings. Consider what you’d miss out on if you only used your mobile phone to make and take calls. Like smartphones, new time clocks far exceed their original function.…

New employees dish up dinner and after-hours visits

In the last few months, nursing homes in Plattsburgh, NY, and Stillwater, MN, snagged some valuable new employees in a remarkably tough market. Their secret recruitment tool? They’re not only employers but homes to beloved relatives of these part-time workers. In Minnesota, Lisa Racine applied to be a food nutrition assistant so she could spend…

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