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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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Hiring and retaining talent at your senior living facility isn’t easy. You know this. It’s one of the most common issues that leaders in the senior living industry have shared with our leadership. When we were designing Instant Nurse our founder spent a year talking with leaders in the senior living industry learning their pain…

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Times are tough. And while we know that better days are ahead, chances are you’re focused on the here and now. You’re keeping residents healthy, trying to keep families up-to-speed on what’s happening with their family members (and maybe even accommodating video chats between families), and running your senior living facility all in the midst…

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If we’ve heard it once we’ve heard it a thousand times. Hands down one of the biggest time sucks that senior living leaders talk about is scheduling. From call-offs to out of control overtime to blocks of time that need to be filled, you can easily spend hours or days getting a schedule put together.…

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senior care facilities staffing issues

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has caused a ripple effect across the nation. Restaurants and bars are closing for business. Sports have been canceled. Major universities have transitioned to online classes. Americans are being told to stay inside.  Instant Nurse has heard from numerous Senior Living leaders in the past week. They’ve shared their concern that employees are…

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