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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 Staff 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 employee schedule....

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...

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...

OnShift’s Workforce 360 Survey Report Released For 2021

December 15, 2021 | Marti Bowman

I’m excited to announce the release of our 2021 Workforce 360 Survey Report. This annual report is part of our continuous dedication to the senior care industry and our desire to deliver impactful...

Meet Our Newest Partner: A Q&A With Viventium

November 18, 2021 | Cari Rosenberger

Whether in business or in life, having the right partner by your side can help you do and achieve more. And this is something we at OnShift consider before entering into any partnership. In order to...

Tough Workforce Challenges? Time To Practice Innovations

November 3, 2021 | Mark Woodka

There is a unifying commitment senior living providers share with OnShift. That is to solve the workforce challenges facing the industry. Today, there is no greater challenge facing the...

OnShift Research: Senior Care Employees & The COVID-19 Vaccine Federal Mandate

August 27, 2021 | Mike Pumphrey

Over 2,100 long-term care employees responded to an OnShift survey conducted to capture the impact that the new COVID-19 vaccine Federal mandate will have on the industry's workforce. The research...