Tag: staffing

National Nurses Week Podcast: Bringing Staffing Back to Safe Levels in Long-Term Care

Healthleaders nursing editor, Carol Davis, interviews Reginald Hislop III, the managing partner of H2 Healthcare and consultant, author, and widely recognized thought leader in post-acute care, about the state of nurse staffing in long-term care facilities, and how those facilities can successfully recruit and retain nurses to bring staffing back to safe levels.

Staff shortages causing nursing homes to turn away new residents

In a recent survey of 1,183 nursing homes conducted by the American Health Care Association and National Center of Assisted Living, 58% of respondents indicated that they are limiting new resident admissions because of staff shortages. Additionally, the survey found that nearly every nursing home is asking staff to work overtime and cover extra shifts. […]

Healthcare Trends Brought on by the Pandemic: Which Had the Greatest Impact?

As COVID cases continue to decline throughout the country, industries and businesses are assessing which practices formulated during the pandemic will continue into the future. This rings especially true for HR and talent acquisition departments and even more so for those in health care, an industry that witnessed the most turbulent year ever. As we […]

Choosing unemployment over paychecks leads to SNF staffing issues

SNFs across the U.S. are struggling with staffing issues amid the pandemic. Because of both safety concerns and limited access to childcare, some staff members are choosing unemployment over paychecks. The federal government added an additional $600 a week to individual unemployment checks as part of the CARES Act, meaning that some employees actually make […]

Survey identifies PDGM and staffing as biggest challenges agencies face in 2020

A survey conducted by Axxess and home healthcare consulting firm BKD listed PDGM and staffing as the biggest challenges organizations will face in 2020. About 43% of respondents chose adapting to regulatory changes (e.g. PDGM, RCD, etc.) as the biggest challenge, while 29% said staffing would be the biggest challenge. This is consistent with HHL‘s […]

New bill would mandate SNF minimum staffing requirements

A new bill, The Quality Care for Nursing Home Residents Act (S.2943), proposes to add minimum staffing requirements for SNFs participating in Medicare and Medicaid. The new bill, as summarized by The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care, would: establish minimum nurse staffing levels for nursing homes under Medicare and Medicaid; expand training requirements […]

Payroll data shows self-reported staffing data inflated

A new study published by yesterday afternoon shows that about 75% of nursing homes in this country are understaffed, and that levels self-reported by nursing home administrators used in the CASPER system were higher than payroll data. Researchers examined 15,399 nursing homes from April 2017 through March 2018. They found that RNs are often missing […]

CMS works with states, facilities to identify and address potential cases of inadequate staffing

CMS released a memo today regarding staffing in nursing facilities: Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced actions that will bolster nursing home oversight and improve transparency in order to ensure that facilities are staffed adequately to provide high-quality care. These actions include sharing data with states when potential issues arise regarding […]

New York Times reports on staffing shortage at ‘ghost town’ nursing homes

On July 7, 2018, The New York Times, in conjunction with Kaiser Health News, published a news article detailing the new payroll-based journal Medicare reporting system. The article highlights that the new system shows low staffing levels at many nursing homes, and profiles patients at one New York nursing home who detail “ghost town” nursing […]

Staggering shortage of home health aides expected by 2025, new report shows

Brought to you by Home Health Line. While home health aide is one of the fastest growing occupations nationwide, a new report shows that growth will fall even shorter of meeting the increasing demand than some anticipated. Home health aide jobs are expected to grow by 47% by the year 2026, according to the most […]