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12 Best Practices for Actively Recruiting Senior Care Providers

The #1 challenge senior care organizations will face this year is solving the employee recruiting crisis. If you or your recruitment team is guilty of making ‘panic hires’ and/or sitting behind a desk sifting through thousands of resumes garnered from a public job-site – you are doing it wrong!

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CMS provides First Look at Potential New SNF Payment System

Buh bye RUG IV, hello RCS-1? 

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May 4th is Child Mental Health Awareness Day

Child Mental Health Awareness Day is an annual event that shines a spotlight on the behavioral health of children, teens and young adults. Child Mental Health Awareness Day 2017, or simply “Awareness Day 2017,” is on May 4, 2017.

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April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual assault happens far too often in modernity. Everyone has the unwavering right to say “no,” but when that refusal still leads to unwanted physical or verbal contact, it is unacceptable. The arrival of spring signals more than a change in nature, and April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For 2017, the theme is “Engaging New Voices,” reports the National Sexual Violence...

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to recognize the importance of communities and families working together to prevent child neglect and abuse. During the month of April, participants will share child abuse and neglect prevention activities and strategies to implement in communities and homes throughout the year. The event also promotes the social and emotional well-being...

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Interviewing for Success: A Look at Why Behavioral Interviewing Might Be Just What You Need

Hiring new employees is always a challenge, even when there is a plethora of seemingly qualified candidates from which to choose. Hiring new employees for roles in which turnover is typically high is an even bigger challenge. And when the pool of candidates is small, the challenge grows bigger still. Human resources managers at healthcare organizations that hire nurses are very familiar with...

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How to Improve Board Engagement

The scene is almost an archetype — a board of directors with extensive financial stakes in a company oversees its operations. However, among health and human services (HHS) organizations, the role of the board represents something entirely different. The governance structure plays a vital role in managing the safety of an organization’s persons served and represents the people it serves as...

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What You Can Do to Improve Board Effectiveness

Depending on the size of your organization, the board of directors oversees the general success, or failure, of every person served and community impacted. However, the stereotypes behind what makes a board effective are lost amid the media. Television and movies show the board hidden behind the scenes, rarely peeking from behind the closed curtain. Yet, to be truly effective, board members...

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Health Care Workers at Increased Risk for Workplace Violence: OSHA Offers Prevention Guidelines

Although the media pays close attention to workplace homicides, the majority of violent incidents in the workplace involve nonfatal but serious injuries. According to the most recent statistics available from The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) between 2011 and 2013, the majority of workplace assaults occurred in social service and healthcare...

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Managing Medical Waste Disposal in the Home

Working in a home-based environment often presents many challenges. One of these challenges is determining how to properly manage waste, especially medical waste. There is a proper way to manage medical waste in the home setting. It includes identifying medical waste items, following the regulations that govern medical waste disposal in the home, and acknowledging the proper procedure for the...

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