myCNAjobs said it is expanding into the long-term care space by offering assisted living providers a free trial.
Consistent assignments for CNAs are discussed and implemented more frequently than they used to be. For the most part, research studies speak to the positive attributes of this model of care. From improved surveys to reduced staff turnover, it's hard to ignore the wave of empirical support.
Shift workers, especially those working overnight, are at a higher risk for having a stroke or heart attack, an analysis finds.
The number healthcare support professionals — a category that includes long-term care aides and assistants — is expected to grow faster than any other group of healthcare workers, a new report estimates.
Direct care workers, a group that includes nursing assistants, home health aides and personal care aides, are expected to comprise the United States' largest workforce by 2020, according to a new analysis.
Pine Grove Nursing Center has implemented AccuNurse voice technology, the device distributor recently announced. AccuNurse's voice-based technology allows the operator to improve care while preparing for healthcare reform requirements that take effect in 2014. "We've observed a dramatic improvement in the ability of our CNAs to observe and accurately document patients' needs since the rollout of AccuNurse," said Julie Harbison, the facility's administrator.
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.
The Medicare PPS skilled nursing facility final rule that was enacted Oct. 1 could result in 20,000 nursing home layoffs nationwide and another 20,000 jobs lost to abandoned expansion activity, according to results of a new national survey.
A new regulation issued by the National Labor Relations Board will soon require employers to post information about unionization rights on bulletin boards. Business groups critical of that regulation also expect the NLRB to issue a decision soon that would make it easier to unionize "specific groups of nursing home workers, like certified nursing assistants," The New York Times reported Friday.
Certified nursing assistants and home health aides will continue to be in huge demand, but a lack of training and low pay could mean a labor crisis for nursing facilities, home health agencies and even hospitals, according to a joint report from Kaiser Health News and The Washington Post.