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‘Knowledge is power’ in campaign to improve staff vaccine uptake

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.
Male home care worker helps seated senior

CNAs virtually march on Washington, calling for higher wages, more recognition

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.
Continuing Healthcare Solutions employee receives COVID shot.

Long-term care provider cites ‘moral and ethical duty’ to residents in mandating employee coronavirus vaccination

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.
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