Knowledge is power. Forest Hills of DC, an assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation provider in the nation’s capital, used that mantra to move the needle on staff vaccine uptake from 50% to 86%. CEO Tina Sandri outlined how the organization tackled staff vaccine hesitancy during a Long Term Care Discussion Group webinar on Tuesday.
The COVID-19 pandemic not only propelled assisted living and skilled nursing into the global spotlight; it also highlighted continuing workforce challenges in the industry. This week, the industry celebrates its frontline workers during Careers in Aging Week by raising awareness of the wide-ranging career opportunities in the field of aging.
Bipartisan legislation under consideration in the House of Representatives has the goal of shoring up the senior living and care workforce pipeline by providing operators with some flexibility in hiring and creating pathways for employment in long-term care.
Many operators have been eagerly anticipating a boost in occupancy due to the COVID-19 vaccine availability, and the latest executive survey results, released Thursday from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, do not disappoint.
Paid time off for vaccination and recovery is one of the most influential actions employers can take to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake, according to a report examining vaccine hesitancy of employees at approximately 400 U.S.-based companies across a broad range of industries, conducted by management consultant firm McKinsey & Co.
Amazon and Burger King are beating out the home healthcare industry when it comes to recruiting workers, an executive from a healthcare solutions talent management firm told McKnight’s Home Care Daily.
President Joseph Biden’s $400 billion plan to upgrade the nation’s caregiving infrastructure could include ways to help middle-income Americans pay for long-term care through Medicare of Medicaid.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the country’s long-term care system, particularly in skilled nursing facilities, as “deeply flawed, chronically underfunded and in need of reform,” according to the co-founder and former CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, Robert Kramer, now CEO of Nexus Insights.
Approximately 495,600 direct care job openings will be created in residential care communities when workers exit the labor force over the next eight years, according to estimates based on new data from PHI.
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is leading a 14-state coalition of attorneys general in opposition to a significant labor law bill that’s also opposed by the senior living industry.
With more healthcare moving into homes, the risk of injury among home care and home healthcare workers is increasing
Healthcare assistants descended virtually on Washington Wednesday, demanding better wages, career development and recognition. During the six-hour online demonstration sponsored by the National Association of Home Care Assistants (NAHCA), registered nurses and certified nursing assistants said the pandemic highlighted the value CNAs provide to in-home care and long-term care.
Roughly 23% of home care workers surveyed in March said they had received a COVID-19 vaccination.
Frontline healthcare workers, including those who work in home care, say the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a serious toll on their mental health, with 3 in 10 seeking mental health services.
One of California’s largest home health, hospice and palliative care providers continues to expand. Mission Healthcare has announced the acquisition of Loma Linda University Medical Center Home Health.
As long-term care staff member COVID-19 vaccination rates continue to lag nationally, an Ohio provider is joining a growing industry trend of mandating employee vaccination out of a sense of “moral and ethical duty” to its residents. The company, however, which offers both senior living and skilled nursing, becomes one of the first large nursing home operators to announce such a policy.
A senior living operator is facing a discrimination lawsuit for allegedly discharging an employee due to a medical condition.
West Virginia considers bill requiring visitation at assisted living communities even during global health crisis … Criminal investigation into assisted living fire that killed resident, firefighter expected to take weeks … Maintenance worker sues senior housing management firm for overtime pay under Fair Labor Standards Act … Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa top Orkin Top 50 Termite Cities List
Brace yourselves, home care agency owners: President Biden’s $2 trillion American Jobs Plan could set the stage for an expansion of union organization in the home care industry — one of the nation’s fastest-growing employment sectors.
An international group of investors managing a collective $3 trillion in assets is calling for operators of nursing homes around the world to improve wages and working standards for front-line nursing home staff amid the effects of COVID-19 on the industry.