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60 Seconds With ... Robert Espinoza

60 Seconds With ... Robert Espinoza

A recent PHI study examined racial and gender disparities in the direct care workforce. What was the most surprising finding to you?

Racial, gender disparities among direct care workers hurting recruitment, researchers say

Racial, gender disparities among direct care workers hurting recruitment, researchers say

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Women of color working in direct care roles at nursing homes are more likely to live in poverty and rely on public assistance, posing a major challenge in recruitment, a new report suggests.

You are entitled to leave your EMR vendor — and take your data with you

You are entitled to leave your EMR vendor — and take your data with you

EMR vendors that are providing cloud-based products and services to long-term care providers are required by law to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected health information.

Wilson to direct PHI federal affairs

Wilson to direct PHI federal affairs

Daniel Rutherford Wilson has joined the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute as its director of federal affairs.

Espinoza joins PHI

Espinoza joins PHI

Robert Espinoza has joined PHI as its Vice President of Policy.

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.

Personal care aides' plea to Congress: We need guidance, mandated training standards

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Currently, there are no federally mandated standards for PCAs, an industry advocate said at a Senate briefing Monday in Washington.

Senate Committee on Aging, PHI to hold briefing on training standards for personal care aides

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Personal care aides will get a high-powered focus Monday, when the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) host a briefing on training standards. "Training Personal Care Aides: The Latest Research Findings and Strategies from the States" takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. on Capitol Hill in Washington. PHI Director of Policy Research Dorie Seavey will present the latest findings from PHI's state-by-state analysis of PCA training requirements.

Direct caregivers will make up nation's largest workforce by 2020, analysis predicts

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Direct care workers, a group that includes nursing assistants, home health aides and personal care aides, are expected to comprise the United States' largest workforce by 2020, according to a new analysis.

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.

State caregiver matching programs complement CLASS Act, study finds

Caregiver matching programs, which help elderly and disabled individuals manage their own home healthcare, are a good fit with various provisions of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act, according to a new study.

Home-health workers losing ground on wages, benefits, even as their ranks increase

The wages and benefits for the direct-care workforce in long-term care "continue to be woefully inadequate," according to a new Fact Sheet analysis from home-health worker advocacy group PHI.