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Reducing The Impact Of CMS’s 5-Star Quality Rating Changes

July 21, 2022 | Peter Corless

As of July 27th, you may see a change in your organization’s star rating on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website. As detailed in a previous blog post, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

CMS Announces Changes To Staffing & Overall Quality Rating Calculations

July 13, 2022 | Peter Corless

Late last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced updated staffing measures tied to the calculation of the Five-Star Staffing rating, as well as overall Five-Star Quality...

Senior Care Staff Scheduling Blunders That Are Leaving Your Employees Dissatisfied

July 6, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

What do resident outcomes, organizational success, and employee satisfaction have in common? They can all be impacted, either positively or negatively, based on how you manage your employee schedule....

How to support your staff during rising inflation

June 27, 2022 | Elise Walton

Inflation is affecting every industry, but can be acutely felt by hourly workers like senior care staff. In May, inflation reached a 40-year high of 8.6%. In particular, the cost of gas, food and...

Get Inspired By These CNA Stories

June 16, 2022 | Mark Woodka

Spend any amount of time at a nursing home or assisted living community and you’ll quickly realize how crucial CNAs are. Their work makes an impact on the lives of the residents and their families,...

Personal, meaningful recognition is crucial to employee performance

June 9, 2022 | Elise Walton

To be successful, senior care leaders need to get creative with how they combat today’s workforce management challenges. The biggest hurdles are clear – according to our survey of senior care...

Meal & Rest Breaks: What Senior Care Providers Need To Know To Stay Compliant

May 23, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

Federal law and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) do not require employers to provide short rest or meal breaks. And while the vast majority of employers do provide rest and unpaid meal breaks, a...

A Standing Ovation For The 2022 OnShift Applause Award Winners

April 27, 2022 | Mike DiComes

For the past decade, OnShift has celebrated and honored a critical role in the post-acute and senior living workforce, the staff scheduler, with our Scheduler of the Year award. This year, we knew we...

The Biggest Book Of Perks For Senior Care Is Here

April 25, 2022 | Elise Walton

By now, you know that you need to step up your employee benefits if you want to attract and retain employees in this competitive market. Through our work in the senior care industry, we've seen...

Celebrating Careers In Aging Week 2022

April 20, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

With a growing aging population, careers and opportunities in post-acute care and senior living are expanding and evolving. OnShift, along with many organizations across the industry, recognizes ...

Leadership & Employees Agree On How To Improve Retention

March 24, 2022 | Mark Woodka

Alignment between organizational leadership and employees is essential to building a positive work culture. With that in mind, OnShift surveyed thousands of post-acute care and senior living leaders...

EEO compliance starts with your application process

March 14, 2022 | Elise Walton

With pressure to hire more employees faster, you can easily lose sight of keeping your applicant tracking system organized and compliant. But don’t forget about Equal Employment Opportunity...