Pay increases for physical therapists returning to pre-pandemic levels: report
Jessica R. Towhey
Sep 27, 2023
Physical therapists in long-term care facilities received an average pay increase of 3.7% in 2023, which outpaces increases seen in other healthcare settings serving seniors.
Study: Positive feedback — not just negative — improves workplace culture
Sep 21, 2023
Healthcare organizations should focus on what worked — not just what went wrong — when giving feedback to staff, according to a new study. Centering feedback on positives could help organizations including...
Mood of the Market Part 3: Would-be quitters are sector’s ‘wake-up call’
Sep 08, 2023
The share of nursing home leaders “seriously considering quitting” their jobs has fallen just below the 50% mark for the first time since the early pandemic, according to new results in the 2023 McKnight’s...
The 2023 McKnight’s Mood of the Market survey: Pay up if we’re ‘never going to get caught up’
Aug 31, 2023
The staffing crisis in long-term care is showing signs of easing, but many building leaders still want higher pay in exchange for the extra work they’re putting in, according to results from the fifth...
Workforce mental health needs increase for most large employers: survey
Kathleen Steele Gaivin
Aug 24, 2023
Seventy-seven percent of large employers reported an increase in workforce mental health needs in a recent survey by Business Group on Health. That’s an increase of 33% from a year ago, when 44% of employers...
Workforce woes seen worsening
James M. Berklan
Jul 10, 2023
One in three skilled nursing operators in a recent industry survey said their workforce levels worsened over the previous year.
In nursing homes we don’t trust
Jun 05, 2023
The nursing home industry is anxiously waiting for the federal government to release a first-ever staffing mandate. Yet less than a month ago, the US State Department issued a visa freeze that will absolutely...
Survey: Over half of U.S. nurses attribute burnout to understaffing
May 12, 2023
Respondents linked this issue to feelings of overwork, with 71% saying that understaffing is the key reason for poor mental health.
The high stakes of healthcare worker misclassification
Apr 24, 2023
Worker classification has become a contentious issue impacting a growing number of companies in the emerging gig economy.
Novel healthcare training partnership links union, municipalities on workforce
Jessica R. Towhey
Apr 12, 2023
Two upstate New York municipalities and a caregivers’ union have developed a novel program that brings together two often-opposing parties for a common goal: addressing nursing homes’ workforce problems.