Certified Nursing Assistant

'Elderspeak' study reveals prevalence: study

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Certified nursing assistants are more likely to use "elderspeak," a form of patronizing speech used with seniors, if they are familiar with the resident, if the resident has dementia, or others are not around, a study finds.

Male CNA who wears women's clothing can pursue charges that nursing home defamed him

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A Texas certified nursing assistant can continue to pursue charges that his former nursing home employer has made false, defamatory statements about him in the job referral process, a federal court recently ruled.

CNA's father gets 7-year sentence in nursing home identity theft case

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A Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a tax fraud that victimized nursing home residents and involved his daughter, a certified nursing assistant, federal and state authorities recently announced.

Former CNA gets 16-year prison sentence for stealing nursing home residents' identities

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Three former nursing home aides are facing prison time for stealing residents' identities and conning the government, state and federal authorities announced Thursday.

Briggs Healthcare announces partnership with myCNAjobs

Briggs Healthcare is partnering with myCNAjobs, a company specializing in caregiver recruitment.

HBO documentary reveals a certified nursing assistant's struggle

HBO documentary reveals a certified nursing assistant's struggle

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President Lyndon Johnson highlighted impoverished families in Appalachia when he declared a "war on poverty." Fifty years later, as the nation takes stock of how successfully we've waged this war, the media is spotlighting certified nursing assistants in long-term care facilities as examples of the working poor.

CNA speak: Take time to learn the language

CNA speak: Take time to learn the language

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In my 32 years of careful study regarding the divide between administration and certified nursing aides, I have learned many things. One of the most important discoveries is that there are two separate languages spoken between administration and CNAs.

Good Samaritan faces charges over resident death linked to 50 falls

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An Iowa skilled nursing facility has been charged with wrongful death for allegedly allowing a resident to fall dozens of times prior to her death, which was brought on by a fall.

Ambulette driver faces homicide charges in death of nursing home resident

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A former medical transport driver has been indicted for criminally negligent homicide related to the death of a nursing home resident, the New York Attorney General's office announced Friday.

Less frequent turning is needed with the right equipment and practices, pressure ulcer study finds

Less frequent turning is needed with the right equipment and practices, pressure ulcer study finds

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Nursing staff can turn residents less often if high-density foam mattresses and attentive documentation are being used for pressure ulcer prevention, according to a recent study.

Nursing home faces possible punitive damages for maintenance supervisor's role in chair-lift death

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A nursing facility in Colorado might have to pay punitive damages because its maintenance supervisor put the wrong safety clip on a mechanical chair lift that malfunctioned and caused a resident's death, a federal court recently ruled.

People don't 'get' me: Tips for the misunderstood long-term care provider

People don't 'get' me: Tips for the misunderstood long-term care provider

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Do you ever feel that people don't really "get" what you do as a long-term care provider? You might take heart from the fact that professionals in other fields also feel this way, according to a recent study. And you might be disturbed at how this lack of understanding affects job performance.

The real labor problem

The real labor problem

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Long-term care operators are understandably giddy about the sudden prospect of immigration reform. Such a change holds the promise of a larger labor pool at a time of rampant worker shortages. Add in the possibility that a new labor law might also drive down wages and undermine union strength, and it's not hard to see why many operators are amped up.At press time, lawmakers in both Congressional chambers were getting ready to roll out legislation. Senators have reportedly agreed to a 13-year path to citizenship. Under their proposal, undocumented workers would get a green card after 10 years, and would need another three to gain citizenship. In the House, a three-pronged approach was being considered.

Fall risk in new nursing home residents tied to CNA staffing levels, study says

Fall risk in new nursing home residents tied to CNA staffing levels, study says

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The risk for falls among newly admitted, short-stay nursing home residents is tied to certified nursing assistant staffing levels, new research has determined.

Job satisfaction ranks higher than pay in nursing home staff turnover, study finds

Certified nursing assistants working in long-term care say job satisfaction and emotional well being are bigger factors in turnover rates than how much money they make, a new study finds.

CNA from New York nursing home dies in Haiti earthquake

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The horror in Haiti has struck home for Port Chester Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre. Certified nursing assistant Marie Rosela Anacreon died during the earthquake. She had been visiting her mother in Port-au-Prince.