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Senior Healthcare Blog

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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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...

Must-Have Senior Care Employee Perks & Programs To Drive Retention In 2022

January 6, 2022 | Cari Rosenberger

According to our recent Workforce 360 Survey, 96% of senior care providers are facing staffing shortages. Continuously challenged by rising turnover and difficulties finding and hiring qualified...

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...

Investing in Retention Initiatives Makes Sense for Millions of Reasons

December 8, 2021 | Mark Woodka

Every year, for over a decade, I have left the Argentum conference energized by the passion and dedication of senior living providers. This year was no different. Countless providers shared how they...

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,...

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...

To Turn the Workforce Challenge Around, Accelerate Innovation

October 12, 2021 | James Balda

The restrictions of the past 18 months have the effect of making us doubly grateful and enthusiastic when we can see each other live and in person. And when we get that chance, we want to make the...

The Top 3 Senior Care Recruitment Strategies In 2021

September 24, 2021 | Jenna Berris

High turnover. Unprecedented competition from both in and outside the industry. And now, a looming vaccine mandate for the skilled nursing sector. Both providers and industry organizations have been...

DSP Week 2021: Celebrating The Heart Of Your Organization

September 13, 2021 | Cari Rosenberger

Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are the heroes and heart of any I/DD organization. Not only does this group provide care and support to those with intellectual/developmental disabilities, but...

The Top 5 Senior Care Employee Retention Strategies In 2021

September 10, 2021 | Jenna Berris

A recent survey conducted by AHCA found that 94% of all nursing homes are short-staffed — with 73% saying their organization’s overall workforce situation has gotten worse when compared to 2020. In...

5 Recruiting Practices Driving Hiring Results In Home Health

September 2, 2021 | Jenna Berris

Nearly 10% Of All Home Health, Personal Care Job Postings Listed As “Urgent.” That's the headline of a recent Home Health Care News article. Needless to say, it sums up the hiring challenges many...