‘Nothing More in the Tank’: With Administrators Mired Down, Skilled Nursing Sector Will Struggle to Recover, Evolve

Administrators and executives with decades of experience believe leadership in the skilled nursing space has fundamentally changed. A reactionary mindset has taken hold among nursing home administrators, affecting morale within facilities and slowing the evolution of the sector. It’s incredibly difficult to look at overall recovery and have a wider perspective when there’s such a […]

New ACHCA President Talks Occupancy-Staff Ties, Advocacy Efforts and Leadership Style

Associations are seeing operators cap occupancy due to crippling staff shortages, including the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA), whose membership consists overwhelmingly of nursing home administrators along with students learning the role and those retired from it. Its incoming president and CEO Bob Lane discussed this vicious cycle with Skilled Nursing News, along […]

Skilled Nursing Providers Need Steady Vision to Survive Value-Based Struggles

While skilled nursing operators have increasingly faced stresses related to the ongoing shift to value-based care — primarily the threat of decreased reimbursements — at least one observer says the industry hasn’t seen anything yet. “You’re just entering the value-based dynamic right now,” Mountasser Kadrie, a health care management consultant, said during a presentation at […]

Everything You Know About Skilled Nursing Hiring is Wrong

Hiring and retaining talented skilled nursing employees remains one of the biggest challenges for operators in the industry, especially for key frontline nursing positions. Amid these pressures, hiring managers might be tempted to rely on their instincts when selecting from potential candidates — but two health care staffing experts say in many cases, conventional hiring […]