When there is ongoing overtime and bonus incentives being used, there is also likely a gap in your schedule. Map the overtime and pick-up bonuses to specific shifts to determine if a pattern exists. If so, consider those gaps as shifts that need to be permanently filled.
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Make staffing adjustments not only based on census/occupancy, but also on resident acuity. When resident acuity or service needs escalate, consider redeploying staff or adding staff to ensure resident needs are met. When resident acuity levels dip, this might present the opportunity to reduce staffing hours while still providing
In addition, it’s important to pay close attention to the activities of staff members. Family meetings, staff in-services, resident outings or unexpected admissions can consume more time than anticipated, taking caregivers away from providing direct resident care. To minimize impact, create a policy that manages these activities like employee absences or call-offs.
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Staffing in senior care can be hectic. And unfortunately, not all scheduling software is built to meet the unique and often complex needs of the industry. Learn the features and functionality to look for when evaluating scheduling and labor management software.
What’s measured is managed. And for senior care, what’s measured is also what drive operational success. Get a breakdown of the labor metrics senior care operators need in their KPI scorecard to ensure success.
Ask most long-term care and senior living operators what their biggest concerns are and they often mention employee engagement as top on their list.
This is because research shows an engaged workforce is one of the most powerful and cost effective ways to improve productivity, reduce turnover and increase profitability.
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“OnShift has been a hit among staff. They are smiling more. This is apparent to other employees, our residents and their families"
Ben Thompson, Executive Vice President
Senior Living Communities
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