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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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Focus on Engagement for Better Quality in Senior Care

July 12, 2016 | Marti Bowman

When it comes to senior care, operators face many conflicting priorities. Government regulations require tracking and reporting various activities, and the safety and health of residents is always a...

LeadingAge & OnShift Announce Payroll-Based Journal Partnership

July 5, 2016 | Marti Bowman

Research published earlier this year indicated that 84% of long-term care providers claimed to not be fully prepared for Payroll-Based Journal. Despite the July 1st start date for mandatory data...

5 Tips For Engaging Senior Living Employees

May 5, 2016 | Marti Bowman

Employee turnover is a top concern among post-acute care and senior living providers, and one they’re actively trying to combat amid significant wage pressures and an impending caregiver shortage.

OnShift & Argentum Addressing Workforce Challenges in Senior Living

March 10, 2016 | Marti Bowman

OnShift made an exciting announcement in February: we’ve partnered with national senior living association Argentum (formerly Assisted Living Federation of America) on a three-year initiative that...

3 Tips for Retaining Millennial Talent in Senior Care

February 4, 2016 | Marti Bowman

With a better sense of how to attract top millennial talent, senior care providers might believe the hardest part of developing an effective staff—recruitment and training—is behind them. However,...

4 Tips for Attracting Millennial Talent in Senior Care

February 2, 2016 | Marti Bowman

Attracting millennial talent to the senior care industry should be a top priority for providers amid a significant caregiver shortage. Tapping this generation can prove challenging, though, and...

Ideas to Solve Today’s Senior Care Workforce Issues

November 3, 2015 | Marti Bowman

The American Health Care Association recently took over San Antonio with its 66th Annual Convention. As they say, “Everything is bigger in Texas” and the educational content and best practices shared...

Hot Topic: Caregiver Attitude is Critical in Senior Care

September 16, 2015 | Marti Bowman

I recently channeled my inner cowgirl and spent a few days in Dallas at MatrixCare’s annual user conference. And what a trip it was! The days were not only educational and informative, but they were...

How to Staff to Acuity in Senior Care

August 19, 2015 | Marti Bowman

With the back to school season upon us, I’m beginning to angst over new schedules that are just days away. This means jostling a couple of tweeners every morning at the crack of dawn--which isn’t...

How to Combat Workforce Issues in Senior Care

July 24, 2015 | Marti Bowman

High employee turnover, last-minute call-offs, changing regulations – workforce issues in senior care are stressful! 

Relax. OnShift is here to help. In honor of National Hammock Day (yes, hammocks...

How Getting Some Fresh Air Can Renew Your Workforce

June 11, 2015 | Marti Bowman

Here at OnShift, we spend most of our time working with long-term care and senior living providers to help them manage their workforces. But sometimes, we also like to get out and give back to the...

OnShift Announces New Hiring Software for Senior Care

February 23, 2015 | Marti Bowman

Before big hair, neon, and Madonna took over the ‘80s, the preppy look was in. Plaid, turned-up collars, and “The Official Preppy Handbook” were like totally the coolest for anyone who wanted to be...