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Tag: Workforce Development

Illinois Industry Salaries Revealed

Realizing the importance of salary survey information for senior living providers to build and maintain competitive pay structures for their employees, LeadingAge Illinois recently released their annual salary and benefits reports conducted with member organizations. The reports provide key salary and benefits comparisons across regions and positions (i.e., administration, managers,...

Influences on Caregivers’ Self-Perceived Ability to Provide Individualized Care

Individualized care (also referred to as person-centered care, consumer-directed care, and self-directed care) takes into account resident individuality, includes resident participation in decision-making processes, and provides a holistic approach to wellness. However, providing individualized care can be a resource- and energy-intensive process for long-term care staff. Such...

How is Your Employee Wellness Program? We’d Like to Know!

Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, in partnership with LeadingAge and American Seniors Housing Association, seeks participants for an in-depth national survey of the seniors housing sector to understand the scope, nature, and impact of employee wellness programs across the continuum of health care service organizations. While workplace wellness programs seem to be on the rise in the...

2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: A Moneyball Approach to Seniors Housing Sales

As documented in Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball, Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane was famous for using overlooked evidence to project which players would provide high value. This article uses the “Stages of Change” model to take a Moneyball approach to seniors housing sales, identifying behaviors and strategies that lead to high rates of return in sales...

Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction Among Assisted Living RNs

There is a possible relationship between job satisfaction among registered nurses (RNs) working in long-term care communities and nursing staff turnover, and it may even be associated with quality of care for residents. Research has identified relationships between job satisfaction among long-term care RNs and various structural characteristics of assisted living communities (such as...

Communication Skills Training for Geriatric Doctors

Communication is a key skill geriatric doctors must have. Families of older adults must understand complex concepts such as cognitive and functional decline and often make difficult  decisions about developing treatment goals. The attending physician must engage with loved ones in a thoughtful way that not only incorporates his or her expertise, but also the patient’s own...

Geriatric Knowledge Among Emergency Nurses

Adults age 65 and older make up at least 15% of emergency department visits, and they have longer lengths of emergency department stay, as well as poorer post-discharge outcomes, than the general population. At the same time, most nursing baccalaureate programs do not require coursework in geriatric care. Does this imply a gap between training and practice, or are emergency nurses...

Evaluating Employee Turnover in Home and Hospice Care

The number of home and community based services for older adults have grown tremendously over the past 20 years. This has occurred because of a continued shift in government expenditure related to these programs and an increasing desire of older adults to age in place in their homes and/or communities. Because of this growth, it is no surprise that questions about staffing quality and...

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