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Agency Staffing in Nursing Homes: A Growing Trend with Challenges and Opportunities

October 11th, 2023|Blog|

Nursing homes are facing a severe workforce crisis that has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent survey by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), 94% of nursing homes report a shortage of staff and 75% report that staffing shortages have worsened since 2020. To cope with this situation, many nursing homes are relying on agency staffing, which refers to the use of temporary or contract workers from external sources. Agency staffing can provide some benefits for nursing homes, such as filling in gaps, reducing overtime costs, and increasing flexibility. Agency staff can also bring new skills, perspectives, and diversity to the workplace. However, agency staffing also poses some challenges and risks for nursing homes, such as higher costs, lower quality of care, and reduced staff loyalty. Agency staff may lack familiarity with the facility’s policies, procedures, and culture, and may have less commitment and accountability to the organization. Agency staff may also experience lower job satisfaction and higher turnover rates than regular staff. Therefore, nursing homes need to be strategic and careful when using agency staffing. Some best practices include: Establishing clear [...]

Healthcare and AI: The Upside of a Divisive Technology

September 11th, 2023|Blog|

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a fast-growing trend in healthcare that has the potential to improve health outcomes, reduce costs, and enhance patient experience. AI refers to the use of computer systems or software that can perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as reasoning, learning, and decision making. AI can [...]

How can your Diet Boost your Immunity …let’s find out!

March 2nd, 2021|Blog|

How can your Diet Boost your Immunity …let’s find out! While no food offers a guaranteed cure or protection from disease, certain foods may give your immune system a boost to work effectively and efficiently against colds, the flu and other infections. Immunity-boosting foods give your body a fighting chance against [...]

You got to have Heart…. Healthy Tips for a Healthy Heart!

February 7th, 2021|Blog|

CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion When you choose healthy behaviors, you can lower your heart disease risk while also preventing other serious chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and some kinds of cancer. 6 Strategies to Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Learn Your Health History Know your risks [...]

5 Life-Changing New Year’s Resolutions for 2021

January 5th, 2021|Blog|

For years, the most popular New Year's Resolutions revolved around five basic themes: Exercise to get in shape (19.7%) Diet to lose weight (18.3%) Save Money (14.8%) Eat Healthier in general (11.9%) Something for Self-Care (5.5%)  As 2020 comes to a close, most of us are already feeling defeated. We just experienced a year [...]

Happy New Year Greetings from LIVIA…We are here for you!

December 31st, 2020|Blog|

LIVIA Living would like to wish you and your family all the blessings for a Safe, Healthy, Prosperous New Year !  … letting you know we are here for you! At LIVIA, we understand that some individuals may be unable to care for their aging parents directly. If you are considering [...]

New Year’s Day Traditions from Around the World…..Grapes, Potatoes, Onions ?

December 29th, 2020|Blog|

New Year’s Day Traditions from Around the World…..Grapes, Potatoes, Onions ? Brazil: Heading to the beach “In Brazil, people usually go to the beach since it's the summer there. Immediately after midnight, you're supposed to jump seven waves while making seven wishes,” says Hudson Bohr, a Brazilian photographer based in NYC. [...]

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