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    Trust and Post-Acute Care: The Impact of Employee Turnover

    After a life-changing event, such as a stroke, heart attack, major joint repair or serious illness, some people need post-acute care. “Post-acute care includes rehabilitation and palliative services,” reports MedPac. Additionally, temporary admission to such facilities, home health care and continuing therapy in another outpatient setting are considered forms of post-acute care. Unfortunately,...

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    16 Ways to Stop Burnout Among Children's Service Providers

    Burnout and turnover rates among children’s service providers, including social workers, varies in severity across the United States. However, some areas may experience turnover rates of up to 90 percent, reports the Child Welfare and Information Gateway (CWIG).

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    The State of Employee Retention in U.S. Health Care

    In December 2016, approximately 531,000 positions went unfilled in U.S. health care and social assistance, reports the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This includes nurses, direct support professionals (DSPs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides, administrative staff and educational instructors for the health care industry.

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    New Law Aims to Help Children With Developmental Disabilities

    Wait-listed health care is nothing new in the U.S., and tragedy has been highlighted repeatedly following long wait times. According to, wait lists have been responsible for an undetermined number of negative health outcomes, including death, among veterans and people around the country.

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    Burnout Drives National Exodus of Child, Youth and Family Service Workers

    Providing services to children, youth and families as a social worker or case manager is a rewarding, fulfilling career. However, extenuating, chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors between such workers and those in need of services lends this sector of health and human services a bad stereotype. Children and youth may be the victims of child abuse, and continuing changing of assigned...

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    The Impact of Employee Turnover on Service Delivery in Behavioral Health

    Employee turnover remains a hot-button issue among health and human service providers around the globe. A recent article, published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, found a link between high employee turnover rates and disparate access to behavioral health in foreign countries. Furthermore, the study found higher staff density rates, the number of people involved in caring for each...

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    The Fatal Four: Aspiration's Dangers and Key Interventions

    When a person inhales contents from the stomach from the oropharyngeal area, such as food or liquids, into the trachea, it is called aspiration. Aspiration is a major medical concern for anyone because it may cause different types of pneumonia, infection, pulmonary emboli or other issues. Among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), the risk of aspiration is heightened,...

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    A Heart for Employee Retention

    As you probably know, February is American Heart Month. Yes, it is meant to draw attention to heart (read ‘cardiac’) health, but let’s talk for a moment about the other reason February is the time to share the love. You will soon be surrounded by the exchange of chocolate, flowers, and heart-bearing Cupids stamped on Valentine’s Day cards bearing tidings of friendship and more. What better...

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    Value-Based Payment 2017: What Should You Know?

    With the changing healthcare landscape and the unknowns of the current administration, it is crucial for hospitals and health systems to understand what they need to know about value-based payment in 2017.  Further, with the very clear regulations of MACRA looming over Medicare healthcare providers, there will be continued need for strengthening of relationships, data capabilities, and...

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    Overcoming Addiction Reduces Colon Cancer Risk

    Colorectal cancer affects the lives of people around the world. In 2013, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 136,119 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) and approximately 51,000 people lost their lives because of the disease. Rather than waiting for the future to unfold, you can help reduce the risk for CRC by understanding how it links to...

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