Tag: staff

Make sure your emergency preparedness plan is up to snuff

In light of the recent hurricane that hit Louisiana, as well as the resulting flooding throughout the northeast, it’s important that SNFs review their emergency preparedness plans so that they are ready for any potential disaster. Facilities should take time to review the following, and make sure all involved parties are informed, and ready to […]

CMS mandates COVID-19 vaccine for nursing home employees

CMS has announced a new mandate that requires all nursing home employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Non-compliant nursing homes stand to lose federal funding if they allow non-vaccinated staff to continue to work. According to federal data, approximately 60% of nursing home staff is currently vaccinated.

Q&A: Job-specific HIPAA training

Q: As we look forward to 2021, we’re looking to utilize the most up-to-date HIPAA training strategies. I am responsible for training clinical and clerical staff annually. Do you have any recommendations for job-specific HIPAA training? A: HCPro and TeachPrivacy, among others, are solid training provider vendors. They work to keep their training accurate and […]

Nominate your staff for an AHCC Achievement Award

The Association for Home Care Coding and Compliance (AHCC) is looking for amazing people across the country doing groundbreaking work in home care to honor them with an AHCC Achievement Award. AHCC is accepting nominations for four awards this year: Home Health Coding Professional of the Year Hospice Coding Professional of the Year Home Health […]

Skilled Nursing Week: Wrapping Up a Week’s Worth of Daily Offers

Sponsors: Intelycare and Vocera Post-Acute Advisor is happy to announce our offerings in honor of Skilled Nursing Week. To celebrate and honor our skilled nursing staff in the long-term care industry, we provided useful and insightful tips and analysis free to you each day of the week! To end the week, here is the list […]

COVID-19 outbreak reported at Washington nursing home

In a grim reminder that nursing home residents are still vulnerable to COVID-19, a recent outbreak in a Washington state nursing home has claimed one life. In addition to the fatality of an 80-year old resident, 19 staff members and residents tested positive for COVID-19 at Avamere Bellingham Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Bellingham, Wa. Six […]

Staff Morale Survey Results: ‘Hire More Staff’

Sponsors: Intelycare and Vocera Our quick pulse of the industry shows that while staff in the post-acute world felt that their organizations overall had a good (47%) or great (29%) response to COVID-19, morale could be better as we head into the second half of 2021. Overall staff morale was rated mostly “fair” (59%), and […]

In Honor of Skilled Nursing Week

Brought to you by Intelycare and Vocera In honor of Skilled Nursing Week, we’d like to honor our post-acute, SNF and rehab staff with some extra and free content that we hope will be helpful. We know you’ve had a long, hard year and we want to celebrate you! We’ll be releasing something new every […]

Quick Poll: Staff Morale

Sponsors: Intelycare and Vocera How is your organization’s staff morale? Take our quick 3-question poll and find out next week how your organization stands up next to your peers. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5WV5VKK

Routine testing no longer required for vaccinated SNF staff

The federal government announced on April 27th that fully vaccinated staff at SNFs no longer need to complete routine COVID testing. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated staff and residents will still need to be tested if symptoms appear. “Upon identification of a single new case of COVID-19 infection in any staff or residents, all staff and […]