Navigation Links
Long-Term Care Facilities Are Using Perks More Often to Attract and Retain Quality Employees
Date:3/4/2013

Monsey, New York (PRWEB) March 04, 2013

Last fall, the Weiss family visited the Pine Valley Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, a long-term care facility in Spring Valley, New York, for a family celebration with their grandfather, a resident at Pine Valley.

The staff ushered the family to a private area of the dining room, provided them with place settings and utensils, and swiftly brought Grandpa in his wheelchair from his room, so he could join the party in comfort.

The entire family marveled at how the entire staff was accommodating and pleasant. They left with a new respect for the staff and appreciation for the level of care that their loved one was receiving.

According to Noah Kaminer, Pine Valley’s administrator, “Employees provide care day in and day out to residents, but they are also the ones that often interact with residents’ families. It may be cliché, but for long-term care facilities, our employees are our greatest asset.”

That’s why Pine Valley invests an extraordinary amount of effort to attract, retain and motivate quality employees. Motivated employees are happy and productive, believes Mr. Kaminer.

He explains: “With lower reimbursements and rising expenses, it’s hard for us to always raise salaries. However, we always look for creative ways to reward loyal employees.”

Pine Valley is a member of Prime Source GPO, a national group purchasing organization and procurement company that specializes in servicing long-term care and assisted living facilities. As a GPO member, the facility is eligible for and takes advantage of Prime Source’s Employee Perks Program.

The perks program allows Pine Valley employees to receive exclusive discounts on travel, cell phone plans and more through an extensive network of affiliates. Prime Source’s program provides exclusive access to savings of up to 75% on over 12,000 products and services, including travel, dining, electronics, cell phone plans and more.

Having an employee perks program can deliver widespread benefits for LTC owner-operators. Employee perks programs can help attract quality workers and lower turnover. It can help increase employee loyalty and satisfaction leading to greater staff productivity.

According to CEO of Prime Source, Michael Greenfield, “If you want to attract talented health care workers, it is important to understand what motivates people. Employees want a salary, health insurance and their 401k, but studies also show that, employees want to be appreciated.”

More and more companies today are using employee perks programs, like the one offered by Prime Source. In fact, many of the companies in Fortune Magazine’s list of “best companies” have earned their stripes partially through the use of thoughtful and extensive perks available to employees.

Stryker, a medical equipment manufacturer on Fortune’s list, lends employees and their families medical beds, free of charge. Employees of JM Family Enterprises, an auto services company, are rewarded on their 10th anniversary with a weekend getaway at a resort in Boca Raton, Florida.

However, perks aren’t just for large companies and showing appreciation doesn’t have to be expensive. A round of golf, tickets to a ballgame, or a gift certificate are often enough.

What should an LTC owner-operator look for in an employee perks program?

“Your employee perks program should include a wide variety of discount offers so that each employee has a chance to save,” says Mr. Greenfield. Joining the program should be cost-free for the facility. The program should also be easy for members to sign up for and use.

_____________________

About Prime Source:
Prime Source is a group purchasing organization (GPO) providing purchasing solutions to the non-acute health care industry. Over 500 long term care and assisted living facilities, representing more than 15,000 beds across the nation, trust Prime Source to help lower costs, improve cash flow and streamline their supply chain system.

About Michael Greenfield, CEO:
Michael understands the business of health care and frequently lectures on current topics to business groups, seminars and health care executives. Michael spent the early part of his career managing sales and marketing teams while earning an MBA from Long Island University. Michael has since served in senior management positions in the health care industry and has domain expertise in finance and acquisitions. Michael's vision guides the company. He directs daily operations and leads the dynamic Prime Source consulting practice.

For more information, please visit http://www.primesourceny.com or contact Michael Greenfield, CEO, at 845-517-0020 x2101 or email michael(at)primesourceny(dot)com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/3/prweb10486766.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows long-term efficacy of minimally invasive therapy for patients with Barretts esophagus
2. Evidence shows concussions require long-term follow-up for players
3. Study shows long-term success rates for eradication of Barretts esophagus after endoluminal therapies
4. Lancet Oncology: Long-term side-effects of targeted therapies in pediatric cancer patients
5. LTC Guild Member Releases Guidelines for Securing Long-Term Care Insurance for Parents
6. Prostate cancer study tracks long-term urinary, sexual and bowel function side effects
7. Long-term consequences of vaginal delivery on the pelvic floor
8. Study Links Long-Term Aspirin Use With Vision Loss
9. Gastric banding an effective long-term solution to obesity
10. USF and VA researchers find long-term consequences for those suffering traumatic brain injury
11. The Spencer Institute Supports New Year’s Resolutions and Long-Term Health with Wellness Coach Certification
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping ... fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness ... size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 ... their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and honing their ... in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor by nominating ... of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , In April, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 Roche ... received 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) ... severe sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche ... provide a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment ... associated with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , ... kayla.belcher@frost.com ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , ... Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: