Close to 20% of nursing home assistants are living below the federal poverty line, a result of low wages and part-time positions, according to a new report.
When he entered nursing school, Steve Proctor was answering a call to serve others that he first heard years earlier. As a child growing up near Lake Huron, Proctor suffered from severe allergies and asthma and was in and out of doctors' offices. A series of shots helped him overcome his condition, and he saw that healthcare workers could change lives.
The idea of consistent assignment and staff retention is central to a key new report on employment and elder care.