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Finding Joyful Moments This National Assisted Living Week

September 13, 2022 | Peter Corless

Happy National Assisted Living Week! This year, the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) chose the theme “Joyful Moments” for their weeklong celebration of the role of assisted living in caring...

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...

Building A Path For Success: Career Development In Senior Care

February 2, 2022 | Peter Corless

We often say that mission is what drives someone to take a job in senior care. They have a calling to care for others and often have had experience caring for an elderly loved one in the past. This...

New CMS 5-Star Quality Rating Calculations Explained

January 26, 2022 | Peter Corless

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced that weekend staffing and staff turnover will be published on the Medicare.gov Care Compare website starting this month (January...

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 Nursing...

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 offices,...

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, this...

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 these...