The critical mentoring conversation you didn’t know was needed
Oct 04, 2022
We’ve become much more flexible as employers in the past decade because the employment market has shifted from giving employers an advantage.
New McKnight’s Pinnacle Awards to honor skilled nursing veterans, others
James M. Berklan
Oct 03, 2022
The newest McKnight’s awards program is designed to recognize industry veterans for their accomplishments and inspiration.
Another survey; another big, bad, sad number
Sep 27, 2022
I spent nearly a month this summer examining your reflections on working in nursing homes. I read through nurse leaders’ comments about dissatisfaction with pay, the decreasing meaning in their jobs...
In ‘scavenger hunt’ economy, providers will need to seize right opportunities
Sep 16, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC — Whether they think the US is in a recession or not, providers must prepare for “sticky inflation,” rising interest rates and layoffs that may hurt the overall economy without shaking...
Providers end expansive strike with 24% worker raises, healthcare fix
Sep 13, 2022
Leadership of three providers and SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania reached agreement on contract negotiations for about 700 nursing home workers over the weekend.
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...
Amid staffing squeeze, PRN staff offer a new solution
Sep 06, 2022
Since COVID hit, almost every nursing home in the country has asked in-house staff to work overtime and extra shifts, leading to increased burnout and churn. More than 70% of nursing homes have relied...
States need to step up with nurse aide waiver clearer, providers say
Aug 31, 2022
The formal extension of a waiver program that relaxes certification requirements for some nurse aides was widely embraced by providers a day after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced...
‘Recession proof’ nursing homes may not see usual labor gains due to COVID
Aug 29, 2022
While nursing homes have traditionally been better able to compete for and keep workers in an economic downturn, a possible recession coming on the heels of COVID-19 will test conventional wisdom.
Provider group gathers momentum in unique workforce recruitment and training effort
Aug 25, 2022
Organizers of a newly formed campaign to organize, fund and operate long-term care recruitment, training and development programs hope their success will encourage other states to undertake similar efforts.