Long Term Care & Senior Living Blog

Best of the Long-Term Care and Senior Living Blog 2016

Marti Bowman

On my drive into work this morning, I found myself wondering how we are already more than half-way through January 2017. Seriously, where has the time gone?! I have mixed emotions about the time flying by. I'm a little behind on my resolutions (ugh, don't judge) but at the same time, I'm very excited about what 2017 has in store. 

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Top 10 Most Ridiculous Reasons Why an Employee Calls Off

Jim Rubadue

For better or worse, sick days are just a matter of doing business. In most cases of employees calling off, it’s because they’re sick—especially during flu season and during the winter months when viruses tend to be more common. 

But then there are those who call in for other reasons (sometimes humorous after the fact), leaving employers short staffed and scrambling to fill shifts and rearrange schedules.

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Five Star Quality Rating: Strategies For Long-Term Care Providers

Peter Corless

Many of you may be aware that I have the distinct privilege and honor to serve on the Board of Governors of the American Healthcare Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).  AHCA has one position on its Board for an Associate Business Member which is filled with a representative from the Vendor Partner community.

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Senior Living Job Growth Continues to Rise, Matching Private Sector Growth

James Balda

Job growth in senior living continues to accelerate, adding a net 5,100 jobs in the 3rd quarter of 2016, according to Argentum’s most recent report, “State of the Senior Living Workforce,” sponsored by OnShift.

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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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Fill Call-Offs On-The-Go With OnShift Mobile

Mike Pumphrey

I’m one of those people that need to be connected to work - always. But work continues even when I’m not in the office, which can make it difficult. That’s why having my phone within arm’s length is critical to getting my work done.

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Payroll-Based Journal Update: What We Learned & What’s To Come

Peter Corless

The first Payroll-Based Journal reporting period had its challenges, from confusion on which direct care hours providers should report to technical difficulties when submitting. These multiple issues led the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to postpone the initial submission deadline from November 14, 2016 to December 1, 2016.

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How to Build Tomorrow’s Senior Living Workforce in Today’s Economy

James Balda

While the senior living industry faces challenges in growing, training and retaining a caring, professional workforce, its status as a recession-proof, growth industry makes it attractive to millennials and will help create solutions, according to an expert in leading and managing organizational change.

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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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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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