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Bill would create 'advanced aide' positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia care

Bill would create 'advanced aide' positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia care

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Advanced certified nursing assistants — with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas — could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed federal legislation. The "Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act of 2014" was introduced Thursday by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA).

Lawmakers introduce bill to extend pregnant workers' protections, cite nursing home case

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Lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would require employers to make reasonable job modifications for pregnant women. The lawmakers were motivated in part by the case of Victoria Serednyj, a nursing home activity director who lost her job while pregnant.

Today marks 'National Falls Prevention Awareness Day'

Today marks 'National Falls Prevention Awareness Day'

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators this week approved Senate Resolution 633. The bill designates today, the first day of fall, "National Falls Prevention Awareness Day."