Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

Picking The Best Employee Communication Channels For Senior Care

Marti Bowman

One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to communication in the workplace. 

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Last Minute Relief for Payroll-Based Journal Stress

Mike Pumphrey

The biggest news coming from Washington D.C. this week is that the new Payroll-Based Journal reporting information is due. OK maybe this is the second biggest story. But skilled nursing providers are feeling the pressure to submit the new PBJ staffing requirements to CMS by the November 14th deadline.  

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New Survey Finds Awareness & Familiarity with Senior Living Closely Linked to Industry Career Interest

James Balda

Interest in a career in the senior living industry is closely and directly linked with awareness and familiarity with senior living, according to the results of a new survey published by Argentum and conducted by national polling firm ORC International.

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Change Management: The Keys to Rolling Out New Technology in Senior Care

Jim Rubadue

Change is hard. We’ve all experienced the pain associated with change at some point. Perhaps it’s a new exercise program. For a couple of weeks, your body will protest the move from sedentary to active with sore muscles and fatigue. After a while it gets a little easier, and then eventually it’s part of your routine. You may even begin to enjoy it, and as your body adapts you’ll most likely lose weight and start to look and feel better. The reward makes the pain endured worth it. But you have to get over the hump.

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How to Manage Employee Use of Social Media in Senior Care

Mike Pumphrey

Social media has taken society by storm, and it affects many areas of daily life, from communication and news consumption to parenting and work.

Nearly two-thirds of American adults use social networking sites, according to social media usage tracking conducted by Pew Research Center. And more and more, workers are using social media while on the job for various reasons, ranging from taking a mental break to making professional connections. But social media use at work can also result in distractions and lost productivity. 

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Why Every Employee Wants To Be Mobile

Mike Pumphrey

It seems that everything under the sun can be handled directly from a mobile device these days.

Need a ride? There’s an app for that. Want to order food? There’s an app for that, too. Have to get in touch with a friend in another time zone or another country? There are several different apps for that.

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Payroll-Based Journal—Don’t let the Deadline Pass You By

Peter Corless

Believe it or not, calendar Q3 (federal government Q4) has come to an end. It’s now October and you can officially submit all of your PBJ data from the previous quarter.

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OnShift Is On The Road And We’d Love To See You

Mike Pumphrey

Fall is my favorite time of year. Not only is pumpkin spice everything back (I know it’s not hip, but it is delicious) but more importantly, it’s my opportunity to visit with providers at association and partner conferences.

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Senior Living Experts Share Their Best Employee Engagement Advice

Peter Corless

At this years’ Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in Denver, CO, I had the opportunity to meet with many smart and talented senior living leaders and attend some great sessions on workforce issues.

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Why OnShift & Argentum Are Partnering to Address Workforce Challenges

Marti Bowman

OnShift made an exciting announcement earlier this year: we’ve partnered with national senior living association Argentum (formerly Assisted Living Federation of America) on a three-year initiative that will work to improve the senior living workforce.

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