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Senior Healthcare Blog

Looking for the latest workforce insights & strategies from top providers & industry experts? You’ve come to the right place. Our award-winning blog features fresh best practices around recruiting, hiring, managing and engaging senior care employees, so grab a fresh cup of joe, pull up a chair and jump right in.

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Using technology to mitigate the workforce shortage

January 29, 2024 | OnShift

Why facilities using SAMI are seeing fewer unfilled shifts and a 6% average increase in census

Though occupancy rates are returning to pre-pandemic levels, facilities nationwide are still struggling...

Scheduling Best Practices to Drive Retention While Delivering Quality Care

January 24, 2024 | OnShift

In the complex landscape of senior living and skilled nursing, effective staff management is more than just a logistical necessity ― it's core to providing high-quality care. Balancing the needs of...

Vista Springs Increases Census By 40% And Sees Its Highest Shift Fill Rate In Years With SAMI

November 17, 2023 | OnShift

Vista Springs provides assisted living services at communities throughout Michigan and Ohio. 

Introducing OnShift Schedule X: The Future Of Workforce Scheduling Is Here

September 27, 2023 | OnShift

For over a decade, OnShift has been dedicated to the long-term care and senior living industry. During that time, we have established ourselves as the leading experts in senior care workforce...

Honored to Share SAMI's Triumph in McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards

September 21, 2023 | OnShift

We're excited to share that ShiftKey + OnShift have been awarded a 2023 Tech Partner of the Year Silver Award in the Skilled Nursing track at the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards for SAMI...

National Assisted Living Week: A Sweet "Season of Reflection" with Concord Reserve

September 18, 2023 | OnShift

Last week, as National Assisted Living Week unfolded with its beautiful theme of "Season of Reflection," the OnShift team took a moment to show appreciation to the community. On Wednesday, we dropped...

SAMI Announced as a 2023 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards Finalist

August 24, 2023 | Brandon Tappan

ShiftKey and OnShift are honored to be selected as a finalist for the 2023 McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards for SAMI, Schedule Automation Marketplace Integration.

St Andrew’s at Francis Place Combats Rural Hiring & Retention Challenges with OnShift

July 18, 2023 | Rachel Gee

St. Andrew’s at Francis Place provides long-term skilled nursing care and short-term Medicare rehabilitation in Eureka, MO. Francis Place is one of 10 communities in St. Andrew’s Resources for...

Touchstone Communities Cuts Costs by $1.7M While Increasing Workforce Consistency Through the OnShift + ShiftKey Partnership

July 6, 2023 | Rachel Gee

The Challenge

5 Strategies for Staffing Around Summer Vacations

May 25, 2023 | Rachel Gee

The summer is often a popular time to take time off to relax and be with family and friends, and no one deserves this time more than caregivers and frontline workers. However, it can be a challenge...

Thank You to All Senior Care Professionals During #NSNCW

May 15, 2023 | Peter Corless

Happy National Skilled Nursing Care Week! I’m thankful to all the professionals working in senior care – so many of whom have gone above and beyond to support their residents and fellow teammates by...

OnShift Helps Singh Senior Living Achieve Workforce Success

April 18, 2023 | Rachel Gee