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Employee Turnover & Weekend Staffing Levels Going Public On Nursing Home Compare

January 12, 2022 | Peter Corless

In a memo issued on Friday, January 7, 2022, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that both weekend staffing levels and employee turnover data will be made public on...

Cultivating A Culture Of Communication To Boost Retention In Senior Care

December 2, 2021 | Peter Corless

The impact of the pandemic on the healthcare industry has been substantial in so many ways. As the “BLS October Jobs Report” shows, while many health care facilities, including physician’s...

New & Notable: Recruitment & Retention Strategies For The Vaccine Mandate Era

August 26, 2021 | Peter Corless

President Biden’s announcement last week that all nursing home staff must be vaccinated to continue to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding was met with an array of reactions. On the one hand,...

How Eclipse Senior Living Is Embedding DEI Into Their Workplace Culture

August 20, 2021 | Peter Corless

Last week, I was joined by Sara Lee, VP of Human Resources at Eclipse Senior Living for a McKnight’s webinar, Workforce Strategies That Make A Difference.

Eclipse Senior Living is a national...

A Growing Number Of Organizations & Associations Join The Vaccine Mandate Movement

August 5, 2021 | Peter Corless

There have been several developments this past week on the vaccine mandate front. Dozens of organizations have instituted mandates, and a growing list of industry associations are offering their...

How Skilled Nursing Facilities Can Prepare For Inevitable Staffing Ratio Increases

July 13, 2021 | Peter Corless

Most of us who have worked or are working in the skilled nursing profession know that federal law requires Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing homes to have a registered nurse (RN) on duty at...

New & Notable: 5 Innovative Recruitment & Retention Tactics To Try Today

July 9, 2021 | Peter Corless

The stakes are higher than ever for attracting hourly workers as retail and hospitality are now offering sign-on bonuses, flexible schedules and even free tutoring for employees’ children. But...

New Research Shows Providers Increased Resident Care Levels During Pandemic

June 2, 2021 | Peter Corless

It's very unfortunate that the media have painted senior care communities in a not-so-positive light throughout the pandemic. This is unfair for a number of reasons. First, it was determined early...

New & Notable: 3 Senior Care Workforce Recruitment & Retention Best Practices

May 26, 2021 | Peter Corless

There’s no shortage of best practice sharing across this profession, which is a true testament to both the resourceful nature of those working in senior care and the sense of community that we’ve...

Celebrating & Looking To The Future During #NSNCW

May 10, 2021 | Peter Corless

Although I have celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week many times before, this year feels a bit different…in a good way. There’s an air of optimism. The clouds have begun to lift and...

Rebuilding Occupancy In LTC & Senior Living: Insights & Projections

April 13, 2021 | Peter Corless

The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has significantly decreased the number of new cases within senior care communities and has offered much-needed relief for providers that have been bravely...

Will CMS Use New Method To Calculate Skilled Nursing Staff Turnover?

March 17, 2021 | Peter Corless

You may have seen the March 2nd article in McKnight’s Long-Term News titled, “Alarming” nurse turnover rates linked to quality, payment woes in major new nursing home study.

The data referenced...