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Cleveland Veteran Relives Exciting VE Day Parade Moment

August 3, 2017 | Mark Woodka

This past Friday, OnShift warmly welcomed Mabel Johnson, a lively 102-year old United States Coast Guard veteran, visiting from Kansas City, Mo. Ms. Johnson was working for the USCG in our current...

Staffing Hack: Rethinking the 8-Hour Shift in Senior Care

August 1, 2017 | Mark Woodka

I recently wrote an article for Argentum Senior Living Executive Magazine titled “Insights From The C-Suite: The Senior Living Workforce.” In that article, I outlined some of the best practices that...

National Nursing Assistants Week: “Specialists in the Art of Caring”

June 19, 2017 | Mark Woodka

Happy National Nursing Assistants Week to all the nursing assistants who are dedicated to providing amazing care to seniors each and every day. It takes a special kind of person to do the job you do,...

National Nursing Home Week: “The Spirit of America”

May 15, 2017 | Mark Woodka

Happy National Nursing Home Week to all the long-term care (LTC) professionals out there who make our nation's seniors a priority each and every day. With another year comes another theme, and...

Announcing OnShift Engage: Because An Engaged Workforce Works

January 30, 2017 | Mark Woodka

Nothing makes me happier than writing this blog post. I’m not kidding! Because the team here at OnShift has been working very hard for quite some time on a new product that I’m excited to share with...

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year

December 20, 2016 | Mark Woodka

It’s hard to believe another year is almost behind us. And what a year it was! For OnShift, 2016 was a year of partnership, innovation and learning.

It’s Thanksgiving & I’m Thankful For Senior Care

November 22, 2016 | Mark Woodka

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It is not commercial and artificial; it is a time to reflect on our lives, friends, loved ones and others that influence our lives and be thankful...

Keep Connected: Happy National Assisted Living Week!

September 16, 2016 | Mark Woodka

This week, September 11-17, we celebrate National Assisted Living Week. Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, this is an opportunity to recognize the important role...

National Nursing Home Week: “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart”

May 9, 2016 | Mark Woodka

Mother’s Day officially kicked off National Nursing Home Week, which occurs this year from May 8-May 14, 2016. During National Nursing Home Week, long-term care communities celebrate the wonderful...

4 Keys to Managing the 5G Workforce in Senior Living

February 11, 2016 | Mark Woodka

Staffing is one of the top issues keeping senior living executives up at night.

Senior Care in 2016: Mega Mergers, Staffing Shortages & Tech Adoption

January 20, 2016 | Mark Woodka

The past year was a busy one for senior living providers. And while business is booming for many, there are some serious challenges that lie ahead when it comes to staffing for organizations large...

2015 Scheduler’s of the Year: A Shining Light In Senior Care

August 6, 2015 | Mark Woodka

With constant attention on changing policies, payment structures, and litigation, it’s easy to think that the care provided in long-term care and senior living communities is somehow lacking.