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Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year

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

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!

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...

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

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

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

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

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.


Master Margins in the New Reality of Managed Care

Mark Woodka

For many of us managed care is a reality in our markets, and for many more of us it soon will be.  By 2020 estimates are that Medicare Advantage enrollees will quadruple over 2005 levels, and over 15...

National Nursing Home Week: Bring on the Fiesta

Mark Woodka

Tacos, salsa dancing, and piñatas make for a fun party, especially this week, National Nursing Home Week! I hope you’re having a happy National Nursing Home Week filled with fiesta and fun.

OnShift's Workforce Management Suite of Software

Mark Woodka

We live in a time where doing business the old, traditional way is no longer working.  There is so much change in the senior care industry right now and a lot more coming in the next several years.

5 Game-Changing Predictions for Senior Care in 2015

Mark Woodka

For some strange reason we encourage ourselves to prognosticate about the future annually as one year recedes and another begins.  These projections might not always be correct, but I think they...

We have so much to be thankful for

Mark Woodka

Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday each year.  It is about family togetherness, good friends, great food and reflecting on all we have to be thankful for, regardless of how difficult the year...