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5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify...

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being and quality of life in these settings. However, the demands and challenges of working in such an environment can lead to significant stress levels among nurses. This blog post will explore five common mistakes long-term care nurses make that amplify workload stress and give recommendations to help ease their stressors. #1 Suboptimal Shift Reporting. Starting a working shift with inadequate information sets the stage for stress. It is common to hear, "Mary in room 201 is OK, Sam in 203B is OK, Grace is...

Staffing Crisis: A Call for Reflection and Support...

The nurse staffing shortage significantly impacts our profession in several ways. It increases the nurse workload, decreases job satisfaction, and increases turnover rates, not to mention its impact on quality care delivery.  My staff often came to me during my tenure as Director of Nursing, advocating for more help even before the COVID pandemic. The irony was that every time I hired a new nurse, they would leave before their three months evaluation. The number 1 reason for their sudden exit was mainly the dissatisfaction of feeling unsupported on the job, often by peers and sometimes management, followed by the heavy workload. Very few attributed their departure...

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5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being...

5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being and quality of life in these settings. However, the demands and challenges of working in...

Staffing Crisis: A Call for Reflection and Support among Nurses

The nurse staffing shortage significantly impacts our profession in several ways. It increases the nurse workload, decreases job satisfaction, and increases turnover rates, not to mention its impact on quality care delivery.  My staff often came to me during my...

5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being...

5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being and quality of life in these settings. However, the demands and challenges of working in...

Staffing Crisis: A Call for Reflection and Support among Nurses

The nurse staffing shortage significantly impacts our profession in several ways. It increases the nurse workload, decreases job satisfaction, and increases turnover rates, not to mention its impact on quality care delivery.  My staff often came to me during my...

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5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being...

Staffing Crisis: A Call for Reflection and Support among Nurses

The nurse staffing shortage significantly impacts our profession in several ways. It increases the nurse workload, decreases job satisfaction, and increases turnover rates, not...

Finding the Perfect Nursing Facility: A Guide for New Grads to Thrive in Their Nursing Careers.

Congratulations, new grads, and welcome to the Nursing profession. About 20 years ago, I walked in your shoes and could not wait to take...

Is it Time to Invest In The Development and Growth of Nurses In Long-Term Care

With the current shortage of staff and the high turnover of nursing leadership in facilities, staff development efforts have been significantly impacted. Hence the...

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5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being and quality of life in these settings. However, the demands and challenges of working in...

Staffing Crisis: A Call for Reflection and Support among Nurses

The nurse staffing shortage significantly impacts our profession in several ways. It increases the nurse workload, decreases job satisfaction, and increases turnover rates, not to mention its impact on quality care delivery.  My staff often came to me during my...

Finding the Perfect Nursing Facility: A Guide for New Grads to Thrive in Their Nursing Careers.

Congratulations, new grads, and welcome to the Nursing profession. About 20 years ago, I walked in your shoes and could not wait to take on my role as a nurse and earn some income. I don't know about you,...

Is it Time to Invest In The Development and Growth of Nurses In Long-Term Care

With the current shortage of staff and the high turnover of nursing leadership in facilities, staff development efforts have been significantly impacted. Hence the risk for deficient practices and civil monetary penalties is eminent in many facilities across the...
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5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being and quality of life in these settings. However, the demands and challenges of working in...

Staffing Crisis: A Call for Reflection and Support among Nurses

The nurse staffing shortage significantly impacts our profession in several ways. It increases the nurse workload, decreases job satisfaction, and increases turnover rates, not to mention its impact on quality care delivery.  My staff often came to me during my...

Finding the Perfect Nursing Facility: A Guide for New Grads to Thrive in Their Nursing Careers.

Congratulations, new grads, and welcome to the Nursing profession. About 20 years ago, I walked in your shoes and could not wait to take on my role as a nurse and earn some income. I don't know about you,...

Is it Time to Invest In The Development and Growth of Nurses In Long-Term Care

With the current shortage of staff and the high turnover of nursing leadership in facilities, staff development efforts have been significantly impacted. Hence the risk for deficient practices and civil monetary penalties is eminent in many facilities across the...

Understanding Nurse Turnover in Long-Term Care Facilities

The turnover rate among nurses in long-term care is dire. A recent study using payroll-based daily staffing data from 15,645 facilities in the United States reported a mean and median annual turnover of 128% and 94%, respectively (Gandhi et...

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Working conditions in hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare are changing and have become increasingly difficult at an alarming rate. Meeting the demands of facility leadership and regulatory agencies is becoming increasingly difficult, while lean thinking is sweeping across...
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5 Mistakes Long-Term Care Nurses Make that Amplify Workload Stress

Introduction Long-term care facilities support individuals who require continuous care and assistance due to chronic illnesses or disabilities. Nurses are pivotal in ensuring residents' well-being and quality of life in these settings. However, the demands and challenges of working in...

Staffing Crisis: A Call for Reflection and Support among Nurses

The nurse staffing shortage significantly impacts our profession in several ways. It increases the nurse workload, decreases job satisfaction, and increases turnover rates, not to mention its impact on quality care delivery.  My staff often came to me during my...