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How to protect your community from inappropriate use of social media use by employees

How to protect your community from inappropriate use of social media use by employees

Senior living operators can take steps to reduce risk related to social media use by employees, according to Kristi Eldredge, RN, JD, CPHRM, senior patient safety consultant at medical liability insurance company MMIC. She was a presenter on the topic Wednesday at AHCA/NCAL's 68th Annual Convention & Expo in Las Vegas.

What about your non-hiring policies?

What about your non-hiring policies?

When it comes to bringing on people with a criminal past, senior living organizations can find themselves in a real bind.

Senior living association recommends overtime changes to Labor Department

Senior living association recommends overtime changes to Labor Department

The Labor Department should base increases in the minimum salary threshold used to determine overtime pay on the 20th percentile for salaried employees in the lowest paid geographic region of the country, according to Argentum President and CEO James Balda.

Gingrich: Look to alternatives to immigration for workforce solutions

Gingrich: Look to alternatives to immigration for workforce solutions

Immigration isn't the answer to senior living's workforce challenges, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told those attending Wednesday's opening general session of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care in Chicago. He offered several alternatives.

New overtime rule could bring 'devastating realities,' operator says

New overtime rule could bring 'devastating realities,' operator says

One assisted living operator predicts the loss of jobs for workers and fewer housing options for Medicaid beneficiaries if the federal government greatly increases the salary threshold for overtime pay. The Labor Department is asking for comments by Monday before crafting a new rule related to circumstances under which certain workers would be entitled to overtime pay.

Study: On balance, minimum wage increase could be good for operators

Study: On balance, minimum wage increase could be good for operators

The effects of a minimum wage increase on assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, and their workers, are multifaceted. On balance, however, such an increase would have a relatively small negative financial effect on operators but generally positive effects on their workers, according to results of a study released Tuesday by RTI International and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.

Operator on hook for $165,400 in overtime violations for 594 workers

Operator on hook for $165,400 in overtime violations for 594 workers

The manager of senior living communities in three Midwest states will pay 594 workers a total of $165,379 in back wages and damages as part of an agreement to resolve overtime violations at its 23 communities, the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division announced Tuesday.

Operator's minimum wage initiative leads to lower turnover, higher morale

Operator's minimum wage initiative leads to lower turnover, higher morale

Almost two years into a five-year initiative to increase the minimum wage across its organization to $14.50, National Church Residences is seeing reduced turnover and improved morale among employees.

Senior living affiliation drivers: Recognizing unique market factors

Senior living affiliation drivers: Recognizing unique market factors

Senior living sponsorship transitions have many key drivers. Providers can ask themselves certain questions to help determine whether affiliations, acquisitions or dispositions may be wise strategic alternatives.

Obama-era overtime rule declared unlawful

Obama-era overtime rule declared unlawful

A federal judge Thursday declared unlawful an Obama-era Labor Department rule that would have made 4.2 million more workers eligible for overtime pay by raising the salary threshold for eligibility from $23,660 to $47,476. Provider groups had opposed the rule.

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Oct. 11

Mock fire, real prep

Roanoke, VA

A recent fire and disaster response drill at Friendship helped with staff and responder preparedness.