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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...

CMS Announces Submission Deadline for Q2 2020 Payroll-Based Journal Data

June 29, 2020 | Peter Corless

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced plans to end the emergency waiver and resume requirements for all nursing homes to submit staffing data through the...

COVID-19 Update: Testing Residents, Case Data To Post To Nursing Nome Compare & More

May 19, 2020 | Peter Corless

As we all continue to navigate the pandemic, I wanted to make you all aware of a few important COVID-19 developments as they relate to senior care.

First, the White House is urging states make...

A Resounding 'Thank You' To Caregivers Everywhere During #NSNCW

May 15, 2020 | Peter Corless

National Skilled Nursing Care Week comes but once a year, but the vital role caregivers are playing in the fight against the novel coronavirus extends well beyond that. And while we cannot even...

[VIDEO] Workforce Update: A Rundown Of Recent Regulatory Changes

May 5, 2020 | Peter Corless

In an effort to keep you up to date with the latest COVID-19 workforce-related changes, I wanted to quickly brief you on some important regulations that have been enacted to address the pandemic.


COVID-19 Workforce-Related Regulatory Changes Support Safety & Care

April 13, 2020 | Peter Corless

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a number of regulatory changes and guidance to help senior care organizations better respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic

The Importance Of Celebrating Senior Care Staff During A Crisis

April 7, 2020 | Peter Corless

The coronavirus pandemic has been a challenge for us all – but it’s particularly straining for long-term care and senior living communities that are working around the clock to keep residents and...

Thank You For Taking The Lead In This Tough Time

March 18, 2020 | Peter Corless

Understanding, Sustaining & Growing The Direct-Care Workforce

February 27, 2020 | Peter Corless

We talk a lot about the direct-care workforce. We know they are critical to resident care, yet extremely difficult to attract and retain. We also know that we need to recruit 1.3 million more of them...

CMS Changes Would Prioritize Person-Centered Care & Consumer Experience

January 28, 2020 | Peter Corless

Similar to what Lisa is doing for our senior living readers, I will be contributing a monthly blog to discuss topics and issues on the skilled nursing side of things. I’ll brief you on key themes I’m...

PDPM: The Top Stories & Tips For Success

October 17, 2019 | Peter Corless

It’s been a little over two weeks since the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) went into effect. And if we’ve learned anything from the months leading up to it, it’s that change is the one...

Diagnosing The Health Of Your Workforce: 3 Metrics To Measure

July 19, 2019 | Peter Corless

We often speak about senior care recruitment and retention as if they are one measure. And unfortunately, when we do this, the retention component is often the portion of this initiative that gets...