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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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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 brighter...

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...

Demanding Relief Funding For LTC Providers: How You Can Get Involved

March 4, 2021 | Peter Corless

Unconscionable. Nonsensical. These are two words that Argentum President & CEO James Balda used to describe senior care providers being offered no additional relief under the $1.9 trillion American...

5 Workforce Imperatives For Senior Care Executives In 2021

March 2, 2021 | Peter Corless

Having spent several years working in senior care leadership roles, I know how fast paced the profession can be. It seems like there are new trends and best practices just about every other day....

Providers Creatively Encourage Staff Members To Take The COVID-19 Vaccine

January 6, 2021 | Peter Corless

The development of a viable COVID-19 vaccine was by far the most exciting and promising moment of 2020. However, for the vaccine to have its intended effect and help long-term care and senior living...

Industry Update: How Election Results Will Impact Senior Care

November 9, 2020 | Peter Corless

Last Friday afternoon, AHCA/NCAL briefed association members on how this year’s election results will impact long-term care providers. Although Joe Biden was named President-Elect after the briefing,...

The Senior Care Industry’s Quick & Collaborative Response To COVID-19

September 24, 2020 | Peter Corless

Nothing about the COVID-19 pandemic has been easy for long-term care and senior living providers. And we are now going on seven months of what we can only call managed chaos – among other things like...

What's Behind The $5 Billion SNFs Will Receive Via The Provider Relief Fund

July 29, 2020 | Peter Corless

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve, one thing has held constant – skilled nursing facility residents are extremely vulnerable to this highly contagious and deadly disease. And since...

How To Provide Extra Support For New Leadership During The Crisis

July 23, 2020 | Peter Corless

Throughout the pandemic we’ve talked a lot about how we can better support caregivers. After all, this is the group that is on the front lines, risking their lives to care for residents. The fear and...

7 Creative Ways LTC Providers Celebrated National Nursing Assistants Week

June 30, 2020 | Peter Corless

Showing employees just how much their hard work is appreciated is more important than ever before. And, according to what I’ve seen and heard – you all did exactly that (and more!) during the 43rd...