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Nursing Home Chains’ Patient Mix, Operational Patterns Linked to Financial and Quality Performance

Chain-operated nursing homes may want to reconsider how they standardize their operation across the portfolio.  Nursing home chains that customize service delivery and standardize customer mix tend to see an improved financial performance, while nursing home chains that standardize their customer mix tend to have better clinical outcomes. That’s according to University of South Florida […]

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ShiftKey, OnShift Partnership Looks to Add Visibility into Agency Staff Costs Through New Platform

Staffing agencies have been in the crosshairs of the health care industry in the past year with new legislation to cap the amount they charge facilities proposed across the country. However, they continue to offer one of the things the workforce values most right now: flexibility. That’s why ShiftKey, one of the largest platforms for […]

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Boosters Significantly Protect Nursing Home Residents, Staff Against Omicron Variant

Booster vaccinations have significantly increased the number of antibodies produced to attack the omicron variant – up from 28% to 86% in nursing home residents and 28% to 93% in health care workers. That’s about three times the level of antibodies for residents and staff on average, at a time when omicron has rapidly become […]

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Nursing Homes Fill the Skills Gap Left By Training Shortfalls, Accelerated Programs

While clinical leaders in skilled nursing facilities welcome new hires to their staff, many are seeing an influx of nurses with less real-world experience. Nurses fresh out of school were unable to complete their clinicals on-site due to Covid, leaving students to learn as best they could in online skills labs and other solitary training, […]

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Louisiana Nursing Home Owner Facing Felony Charges After Deadly Hurricane Ida Evacuation

The owner of seven Louisiana nursing homes was arrested this week on felony charges in connection with the death of residents who were evacuated to a warehouse before Hurricane Ida last year. Bob Glynn Dean, Jr. has been charged in Tangipahoa Parish with eight felony counts of cruelty to persons with infirmities, five felony counts […]

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