Nursing Home Workers

Shift work linked to cognitive declines

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Nursing home staff on shift schedules might experience diminished memory and thinking skills, recently published findings suggest.

Unpredictable schedules take a toll on nursing home workers, UMass authors say in new book

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Even at nursing homes with stable staffing and occupancy, a large percentage of workers struggle with highly unpredictable schedules, according to findings in a newly published book from researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

'Muscle suits' designed to reduce nursing home workers' musculoskeletal injuries

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New "muscle suits" are designed to reduce musculoskeletal injuries among Japan's older adults and their care workers, Japanese professor says.

SNF workers ill, hurt most often

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Nursing home workers own the worst rates of employee injuries and illnesses among U.S. workforces, notes a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

LTC staff: worst with flu shots

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Nursing home workers were worst among similar employee groups in geting a flu vaccine last season, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials. The agency handed out a "report card" in late September.

Long-term care workers 'the worst' when it comes to flu vaccine

Long-term care workers 'the worst' when it comes to flu vaccine

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Many employee groups achieved significant increases in flu vaccination rates last season, but nursing home workers weren't among them, according to federal officials who handed out a "report card" on Thursday.

Man guilty of trafficking in forced labor

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Kizzy Kalu, a Colorado businessman on trial for luring nursing home workers to the United States under false pretenses, was found guilty July 2 of trafficking in forced labor.

Replace FMAP with Medicaid funding system that better accounts for seniors, government report says

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The federal government could distribute Medicaid dollars to states more effectively by looking at data that better reflects the needs of nursing home residents and workers, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Study: Depression and stress prevalent in low-wage earning nursing home workers

The prevalence of depression is common among low-wage nursing home workers — who also experience higher levels of stress than other workers — a new Harvard study finds.

Physical abuse leads to musculoskeletal pain for nursing home staff, study finds

Nursing home workers who suffer violent attacks from patients and visitors are significantly more likely to develop musculoskeletal pain, according to new research.