In article in Skilled Nursing News, reporter Amy Stulick, writes about how those in the industry continue to adapt amid a historic workforce shortage and higher acuity patients, nursing staff are having to adapt in new ways.
All nursing levels, and even dietary and housekeeping staff, need to work together to ensure a facility is providing the best patient care, despite the employee scarcity felt across the industry, Ja’Nay Crippen-Derry told Skilled Nursing News.
Interviewed in the article is Amanda Johnson, VP, Operations, Lifespark Senior Living, who said “You can’t just think of the clinical team as being RNs, LPNs, and CNAs. It really is everybody, we have to engage everybody in providing the best care. That includes social services, community life, wellness, recreational therapy, down to our ancillary services, housekeeping, laundry. Everyone is part of that person’s care plan, and how do we engage them in every aspect of a person’s care?”
Read on for more of the story in Skilled Nursing News…