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residential care

Within the Senior Living industry, the small residential assisted living model is rapidly growing. This model offers customized, personal, and one-on-one care to residents, as well as a more homey environment. Many of the individuals who own residential assisted living care facilities operate more than one and oftentimes staff is shared between facilities. Sharing staff…

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nurse burnout

If there’s one thing nurses complain about, it’s burnout. In fact, a recent study suggested “one-third of all nurses in the U.S. report an emotional exhaustion score of 27 or higher, which is considered to be ‘high burnout.’” And it’s no wonder why. Nurses have a lot of responsibility.  When you’re running a nursing home…

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emerging trends

Nurse scheduling software has come a long way. Actually, healthcare in general has come a long way when it comes to using technology to better run senior care facilities. Not long ago paper and excel schedules were the norm. More and more administrators are now asking why they have to go through the veritable torture…

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engaging families at nursing home during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on more than just nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. Families have suffered alongside healthcare workers and the families members who call various healthcare communities home. Because of visitation policies excluding any family members from entering a facility (barring something serious like an end of life situation), family members…

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rising waters case study

If 2020 can be summed up in one word it’d probably be “insane” or “unpredictable”. And that’s not wrong. If we’ve seen anything this year it’s not just that nearly everyone was unprepared for the pandemic, but also that some organizations were basically set up for failure. One thing we noticed was that most assisted…

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support frontline workers

Frontline workers have been given the spotlight in the past few months, and it’s no surprise as to why. The general public is starting to see what you’ve known all along: your frontline workers are amazing humans who put their own comfort and even lives on the line to take care of others.  With so…

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woman holding old person's hand in nursing home

Running a nursing home is a true labor of love. When you aren’t helping with new admissions, counseling families, and nurturing employees, you’ve got a plate full of all sorts of administrative duties. Scheduling is probably the one that causes you the most stress. After all, staff scheduling at nursing homes is notoriously time consuming.…

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manage overtime

Overtime can kill your budget. But in an industry where employee turnover can be an issue and ensuring your schedule is fairly distributed, sometimes overtime is inevitable…or is it? Managing overtime at your senior care facility can do wonders for your budget and also help to improve employee morale and company culture.  But how do…

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How to Reduce No Shows and Call Offs At Your Senior Care Facility

When it comes to the frustrating parts of running a healthcare community, no shows and call offs top the list for many directors of nursing and executive directors. There’s nothing like thinking you can rely on someone, only to realize that they suddenly disappear. Barring extreme emergencies, there’s no reason why your facility should lose…

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Engaging Part-Time Employees in Senior Care

Let’s face it: the senior care industry, group homes, and skilled nursing facilities have a reputation for quite a bit of turnover. And it’s no wonder why. Individuals that go into the healthcare field do so because they want to take care of others–they’re natural caretakers. When bureaucracy, red tape, and poor management gets in…

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