New Center is ‘One-Stop Shop’ for Senior Care Workforce Solutions

With skilled nursing facing a labor crunch that could explode into a full-scale crisis, one major provider association has launched a Center for Workforce Solutions. Washington, D.C.-based LeadingAge — an organization with more than 6,000 members, mostly consisting of non-profit senior care providers — officially announced the Center for Workforce Solutions last week. It will […]

One-Star Skilled Nursing Facilities Could Hold Promise for Investors

A five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) can boost a skilled nursing facility’s profile in a community and perhaps attract increased attention — and dollars — from potential investors. But savvy buyers should consider the wider context of a particular SNF’s Nursing Home Compare stars, as buried beneath a supposedly “bad” […]

Trumpcare Would Kill Jobs, Swing Funding to Skilled Nursing Care

The American Health Care Act (AHCA)—the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare—would alter the way Medicaid is funded, and could influence more states to shift care back to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), according to a recent report. By switching Medicaid financing to per capita caps, which provides states with an aggregate amount of funding […]

Tips for Retaining SNF Caregivers from Millennials to Boomers

Younger certified nursing assistants (CNAs) tend to have different complaints about the skilled nursing workplace than older CNAs, and awareness of these generational differences could be the first step toward more effective retention efforts. That’s one key takeaway from a small study out of Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga. Researchers surveyed 100 CNAs at […]

N.Y. Post: HCR ManorCare CEO Demands $100 Million Payout

HCR ManorCare CEO Paul Ormond has asked for the immediate payment of a $100 million deferred settlement package stemming from a private equity takeover of the company back in 2007, according to a report in the New York Post. The Carlyle Group, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm, bought the Toledo, Ohio-based HCR ManorCare a decade ago […]