Certified Nursing Assistants

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).

Department of Labor extends minimum wage to home health workers

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The Department of Labor has announced it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health workers providing direct care, earning cheers from long-time advocates of this policy.

Assisted living salaries increased, turnover decreased in 2012, report says

Assisted living salaries increased, turnover decreased in 2012, report says

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Assisted living administrators' national average salary was $77,729 in 2012, according to the newly released 2012-2013 Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report.

Restorative nursing boosts resident care and billing levels, expert explains

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Activities of daily living and restorative nursing present good chances to optimize reimbursement, a nursing expert said Tuesday at the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care conference in Nashville.

Report: LTC assistants have more training hours than home health counterparts

Training requirements for home health aides are not keeping pace with what's required of certified nursing assistants working in nursing homes, a new report finds.