Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

Mark Woodka

Mark Woodka is CEO of OnShift and has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software sales and marketing, having worked for startup organizations as well as Fortune 500 companies. He often leverages his extensive background in technology-enabled process improvements speaking at industry conferences as well as authoring articles on long-term care trends and issues. Follow Mark on LinkedIn:
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Recent Posts

Announcing OnShift Engage: Because An Engaged Workforce Works

Mark Woodka

Nothing makes me happier than writing this blog post. I’m not kidding! Because the team here at OnShift has been working very hard for quite some time on a new product that I’m excited to share with you: OnShift® Engage™.

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Happy Holidays and Best Wishes in the New Year

Mark Woodka


It’s hard to believe another year is almost behind us. And what a year it was! For OnShift, 2016 was a year of partnership, innovation and learning.

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It’s Thanksgiving & I’m Thankful For Senior Care

Mark Woodka

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It is not commercial and artificial; it is a time to reflect on our lives, friends, loved ones and others that influence our lives and be thankful for all that we have.

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Keep Connected: Happy National Assisted Living Week!

Mark Woodka

This week, September 11-17, we celebrate National Assisted Living Week. Established by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995, this is an opportunity to recognize the important role of assisted living in caring for the nation’s seniors and disabled.

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National Nursing Home Week: “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart”

Mark Woodka

Mother’s Day officially kicked off National Nursing Home Week, which occurs this year from May 8-May 14, 2016. During National Nursing Home Week, long-term care communities celebrate the wonderful professionals that provide care for residents every day of the year.

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4 Keys to Managing the 5G Workforce in Senior Living

Mark Woodka

Staffing is one of the top issues keeping senior living executives up at night.

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Senior Care in 2016: Mega Mergers, Staffing Shortages & Tech Adoption

Mark Woodka

The past year was a busy one for senior living providers. And while business is booming for many, there are some serious challenges that lie ahead when it comes to staffing for organizations large and small.

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2015 Scheduler’s of the Year: A Shining Light In Senior Care

Mark Woodka

With constant attention on changing policies, payment structures, and litigation, it’s easy to think that the care provided in long-term care and senior living communities is somehow lacking.

Don’t believe the hype! Everyday there are newsworthy stories of staff going above and beyond to care for their residents.

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Master Margins in the New Reality of Managed Care

Mark Woodka

The New Reality of Managed CareFor many of us managed care is a reality in our markets, and for many more of us it soon will be.  By 2020 estimates are that Medicare Advantage enrollees will quadruple over 2005 levels, and over 15 states have either already moved dual-eligible patients into managed care or are planning to do so in the very near future.

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National Nursing Home Week: Bring on the Fiesta

Mark Woodka

National Nursing Home WeekTacos, salsa dancing, and piñatas make for a fun party, especially this week, National Nursing Home Week! I hope you’re having a happy National Nursing Home Week filled with fiesta and fun.

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