Personal Care Aide

Here's the lowdown on your direct-care workforce

Here's the lowdown on your direct-care workforce

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If a profession were going to grow so much it could dominate certain employment sectors in the near future, it would only make sense to start focusing more on that profession, wouldn't it? Long-term care operators and managers, get ready to gain a lot more sense about your biggest employee group.

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.

Federal investigators find nursing home alternative a prime target for fraud, abuse

Federal investigators find nursing home alternative a prime target for fraud, abuse

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Medicaid personal care services are ripe for abuse, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General.

Home care aides in most states hovering near poverty line, analysis shows

More and more personal and home care aides (PHCA) are being paid wages that put them at risk of falling below the poverty line, according to a recent salary analysis.

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