Rehab Labor Costs Grow Least for Institutional Long-Term Care Providers

Staffing costs remain a top concern for skilled nursing providers, and a new report shows that salary growth for key rehabilitation employees in the long-term care space has lagged slightly behind other care settings. In general, long-term care providers reported slower pay increases for the 12 months ended June 2018, according to the latest rehab […]

Nurse Turnover Dropping in SNFs While Wages Continue Ticking Upwards

Registered nurses (RNs) in nursing homes saw higher hourly rates and lower turnover this year, bucking recent retention trends since 2015, according to a new report from the Oakland, N.J.-based Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). In 2018, RNs’ hourly rates rose 3.1%, while turnover fell from 35.69% in 2017 to 33.94% this year. Though an improvement year-over-year, turnover […]

Nursing Home Wages Trend Lower Than in Senior Living

Hourly wages for nursing home employees who provide direct care and services tend to be lower than wages for the same job titles in assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities, recent survey findings show. But salaries for leadership titles and director positions did not follow the same trend. A staff nurse (RN) in […]

Wages Rose for Rehab Employees in Long-Term Care in 2017

Wages are slowly climbing for rehab directors and therapists in the long-term care sector, according to the latest report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), a national health care and salary and benefits research firm. The report, Rehabilitation Salary & Benefits Report 2017-2018, tracked responses from 2,485 providers of long-term care, which includes skilled nursing and […]