Emergency preparedness is an evolving issue for long-term care providers. While a recent study by the Office of the Inspector General found that most nursing homes nationwide met federal requirements for disaster plans and training, they also saw that gaps in implementing these plans still exist.
With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare field is attracting a lot of attention these days. Young adults starting their professional lives, as well as mid-career adults seeking change in their careers are entering healthcare professional programs seeking meaningful employment and plentiful job opportunities.
As we enter the holiday season, AARP's recent report on caregiving highlights the impact of changing demographics in American households: there will be dramatic shortages of paid and unpaid caregivers by 2050 in the US.