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Hiring and Staffing

Your staff defines the experience for customers. Therefore your very reputation and business viability hangs on your ability to hire and retain the best staff. Hiring, staffing, recruitment, and retention of staff are at the core of topics covered.
  1. Abuse and Neglect by Staff (3)
  2. Employee Retention (10)
  3. Nursing Home Administrator's Exam (7)

Increasing Staff Engagement
The importance of having all employees focused on the big picture helps those employees work better as a team and bring meaning to the work they do. In this article we’ll look at a few programs that practically show how to connect employees to the bigger picture. See if you can emulate these in your facility.

Training the Next Generation of Senior Living Leaders
With the shift to wellness in healthcare and the demands of a boomer generation for holistic care comes a need for next generation leaders. For the assisted living community, an internship program could be the answer. Find out about some innovative programs.

CNA or Home Health Aide - Which Is Right for You?
The two most common types of caregivers employed in the aging services sector are the home health aide and the certified nursing assistant. If you are looking to enter the field, read this article to understand the differences. And if you are an operator / owner this article will better inform you as to the right care staff you need for your business.

Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Long-Term Care Ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes, assisted living facilities and similar adult care facilities. They work to resolve problems of individual residents and to bring about changes at the local, state and national levels to improve care.

New Profession for a New Age
As caregivers and families cope with the overwhelming stress of caring for a loved one, a Geriatric Care Manager can help. Find out about this rewarding profession.

Recruiting Healthcare Workers
One of the fastest growing segments of the economy is healthcare. Recruiting qualified healthcare workers for aging services has proven hard. There are some systemic issues related to this. So you need to start at the 50,000 foot level to understand the causes so you can move beyond the symptoms and start recruiting qualified personnel.

Build Your Own Career Ladder
Build your nursing home or assisted living career ladder or lattice using Department of Labor tools. At CareerOneStop, an initiative from the Department of Labor, you can actually follow a process to design your own career ladder.

Extended Career Ladder Initiative Shows Promise
The Extended Care Career Ladder Initiative (ECCLI) is part of the Massachusetts Nursing Home Quality Initiative. It offers a grant program available to Massachusetts nursing homes and home health agencies to support development of career ladders and other training initiatives for frontline workers. Other states could learn a lesson from this...

Long-Term Care Career Ladders
A career ladder is a structured sequence of job positions through which a person progresses in an organization. While common in many industries, aging services has been slow to embrace this concept. In this article we look at how to start building a career ladder for positions in long term care such as certified nursing assistants and home...

The Advantages of Career Ladders
Career ladders encourage, recognize, and reward capable employees. Successful performance and acquisition of additional skills through education or training prepare individuals for the next job level. Formal career ladder programs can be found in organizations large enough to have a hierarchy of related occupations plus enough growth and...

Career Ladders in Long-Term Care
One of the workforce issues in long-term care is that for many it is simply a job and not a career. With low retention and high turnover, low wages and minimal benefits, workers cannot see clearly that there is a career progression. In this article hub we look at the concept of career ladders in long-term care, especially important for certified...

Careers in Aging Services
One of the fastest growing segments of the economy is healthcare and within that aging services. One of the problems facing the industry is that many people look at positions in the industry as jobs not careers. The industry is seeking to change that mentality. Here we will link you to important information about career positions and related...

Becoming a Director of Nursing for a Skilled Nursing Facility
The Director of Nursing Services (DON) works in concert with the Administrator and directs the Nursing Department to maintain quality standards of care in accordance with Federal, State and facility standards, guidelines and regulations. Across settings the DON is important in establishing quality standards and making sure those standards are...

Verify a Certified Nursing Assistant's Qualifications
Each state maintains a database of qualified certified nursing assistants. You can search your candidates qualifications and in some cases check abuse registries through the listings found here.

Physical Therapists in Demand in Healthcare
Physical therapists careers are expected to grow much faster than average and job opportunities are good. In terms of hiring and staffing, this is a profession in demand.

Occupational Therapist - In-demand Profession with Bright Outlook
Occupational therapists help patients improve their ability to perform tasks in living and working environments. They work with individuals who suffer from a mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling condition. The outlook is bright.

Hardwiring Compassionate Care
Despite all the technology, fancy buildings, dining and activity experiences, healthcare boils down to one thing – human relationships. When life and death is at stake, it is imperative that staff are engaged, focused and passionate about providing the very best healthcare. Learn how to hardwire compassion by helping employees uncover their true...

Staff Evaluations
Employee evaluations are deadly. Deadly because they often ask the wrong questions. Were you absent? How often were you tardy? How often was your documentation late or missing? When was the last time you saw an evaluation form that said: I saw you take a resident outside on a sunny day ____ many times this year. I saw you bring a smile to a...

Becoming a Nursing Home Administrator
The nursing home administrator is a leader in the organization who not only directs its operations but in a large part is responsible for setting the tone of the culture. Now more than ever, true leaders are needed in this area of healthcare. Let's look at this position, its responsibilities, training requirements, expected salary and career...

Nursing Home Administrator's Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination. This article looks at the first area of testing - Resident Centered Care and...

Nursing Home Administrator's Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination. This article looks at the first area of testing - Human Resources. It is essential...

Nursing Home Administrator's Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination. This article looks at the third area of testing - Finance.

Nursing Home Administrator's Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination. This article looks at the fourth area of testing - Finance.

Nursing Home Administrator's Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination. This article looks at the fifth area of testing - Leadership and Management.

Nursing Home Administrator's Exam
The National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) is composed of state boards or agencies responsible for licensing long term care administrators. One of NAB'S functions is the development of the national nursing home administrator examination. Find out more in this hub of articles.

National Consumer Voice Calls for Better Staffing Levels
National Consumer Voice Calls for Better Nursing Home Staffing Levels-How to Get Involved

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