How the Relationship-Based Care Model Improves Long-term Care

According to Creative Health Care Management, relationship-based care (RBC) is “a practical system for total culture transformation.” The RBC model is described in the book “Relationship-Based Care: A Model for Transforming Practice,” which received the Book of the Year Award by the American Journal of Nursing. Implementing the model helps strengthen relationships between residents and staff members, resulting in

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How Recruiting is Like Playing Candy Crush

This is a guest blog by Meghan Doherty, our Content Marketing Specialist at HealthcareSource. Meghan is responsible for our educational content development pertaining to the HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM and manages our white papers, surveys, thought leadership webinars, social media channels, and the HealthcareSource Blog. Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn.  Recently, it seems like everywhere I go,

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Want a Five-Star Quality Rating? Improve your Hiring Process.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services five-star rating system that grades skilled nursing facilities in order to help consumers select where to house their elderly loved ones. This five-star system is similar to the five-star systems that grade restaurants, retail stores and hotels. However, instead of permitting just one rating for the entire community,

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What’s Causing the Growth in Healthcare Jobs?

Recruiting for healthcare jobs has never been more challenging. According to a study published by the Brookings Institution, over the past 10 years the healthcare industry has grown 10 times faster than any other industry. Currently, about 14.5 million people are employed by the U.S. health care industry, a 22.7% increase from 2003. During this same period, employment in other industries

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Is your Long Term Care Organization Prepared for the CMS?

According to McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, the CMS is changing some of their annual audit procedures in response to budget cuts. Facilities that have been designated as a Special Focus Facility, or have a history of quality issues and deficiencies, could be at risk for losing their Medicare funding. While the annual CMS survey is undergoing changes, Section 6102

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HR Initiatives that can Improve Patient Safety

According to last year’s Healthcare HR Initiatives Survey, in order to relate HR to improving patient safety, healthcare organizations are primarily focused on employee development. A majority of respondents, 82%, reported that they’re striving to improve workforce education and development in an effort to ensure quality care, which is an 11% increase from 2011. In order to improve workforce development and

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3 Strategies to Improve the Interview Process for Long Term Care

In order to succeed, long term care organizations must hire qualified employees who are service-oriented, compassionate and flexible. To do so, talent acquisition professionals need to make sure their interview process is as efficient and effective as possible — especially given the surge of unqualified job applicants and the unique long term care working environment. Here

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