Nursing Aides

Four industry trends driving talent management process improvement

Four industry trends driving talent management process improvement

Despite regulation changes, shrinking margins and the increasing demand for service, there's one thing that is absolutely certain: the future post-acute care workforce will be expected to do more with less.

Physical demands on CNAs differ by shift

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Certified nursing assistants who work in long-term care are put in severe postures for their shoulders and elbows at night, and for their neck during the day, according to a new study.

The power of the MDS, and the will to rein it in

The power of the MDS, and the will to rein it in

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The Minimum Data Set helps determine how resident care is classified and reimbursed. Because it drives providers' fate, virtually from start to finish, providers cling to any nugget they can glean about it. That's why newly released study findings prove so intriguing.

How to do it ... wound care

Wound care programs can be the bane of long-term care providers, or they can be a source of clinical pride and marketing material, as well as a strong revenue stream. This"How To" piece offers expert advice on how to save money and maximize efficiency in wound care.

Almost a fifth of SNF nursing aides charged with abuse and neglect had prior convictions, OIG says

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Nineteen percent of long-term care nursing aides who were found guilty of on-the-job abuse, neglect, or property theft in 2010 had prior criminal convictions, a federal report revealed this week.

Demand for CNAs and nursing aides to balloon by 2025, report finds

Demand for CNAs and nursing aides to balloon by 2025, report finds

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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.

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Healthcare to account for sizable chunk of new jobs by 2020

Another batch of statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor paints a sunny picture for people pursuing jobs in healthcare. Healthcare and social assistance are the fastest growing sectors, and will account for one-quarter of the new jobs created by 2020, according to the Labor Department's Employment Outlook.