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Using technology to mitigate the workforce shortage

January 29, 2024 | OnShift

Why facilities using SAMI are seeing fewer unfilled shifts and a 6% average increase in census

Though occupancy rates are returning to pre-pandemic levels, facilities nationwide are still struggling...

Scheduling Best Practices to Drive Retention While Delivering Quality Care

January 24, 2024 | OnShift

In the complex landscape of senior living and skilled nursing, effective staff management is more than just a logistical necessity ― it's core to providing high-quality care. Balancing the needs of...

Vista Springs Increases Census By 40% And Sees Its Highest Shift Fill Rate In Years With SAMI

November 17, 2023 | OnShift

Vista Springs provides assisted living services at communities throughout Michigan and Ohio. 

Introducing OnShift Schedule X: The Future Of Workforce Scheduling Is Here

September 27, 2023 | OnShift

For over a decade, OnShift has been dedicated to the long-term care and senior living industry. During that time, we have established ourselves as the leading experts in senior care workforce...

Honored to Share SAMI's Triumph in McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards

September 21, 2023 | OnShift

We're excited to share that ShiftKey + OnShift have been awarded a 2023 Tech Partner of the Year Silver Award in the Skilled Nursing track at the McKnight's Excellence in Technology Awards for SAMI...

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...

Senior Care Scheduling Blunders That Are Leaving Your Employees Dissatisfied

July 6, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

What do resident outcomes, organizational success, and employee satisfaction have in common? They can all be impacted, either positively or negatively, based on how you manage your schedule. With...

Meal & Rest Breaks: What Senior Care Providers Need To Know To Stay Compliant

May 23, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

Federal law and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) do not require employers to provide short rest or meal breaks. And while the vast majority of employers do provide rest and unpaid meal breaks, a...

The New Five-Star Staffing Guide Is Here

February 14, 2022 | Elise Walton

Knowing the ins and outs of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Five-Star Quality Rating system is critical to driving census growth. Potential residents and their families,...

Overtime In Post Acute Care and Senior Living: What To Embrace & What To Avoid

February 10, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

With today’s labor crisis, overtime has become an absolute necessity if you want to staff consistently for quality care and service. In fact, 76% of senior care organizations report they often rely...

OnShift Now Integrates with ADP® Through ADP Marketplace

January 25, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

As part of our ongoing dedication to help providers maximize value and deliver a great employee experience, OnShift has added two data integrations to ADP Marketplace, a digital storefront of HR...