Home Health Aides

Aide training standards give poor preparation for care, report warns

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Personal care aide is the fastest growing occupation in the United States, yet training standards for PCAs are lax and inconsistent, according to a new report from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute.

Average annual private nursing home room charge hits $90,520, survey shows

Average annual private nursing home room charge hits $90,520, survey shows

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The national average annual charge for a private nursing home room rose to $90,520 this year, while semi-private rooms climbed to $81,030 and assisted living residency jumped to $42,600, according to figures from the 10th annual MetLife survey of eldercare costs, which was released Tuesday.

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.