It's said approximately 90% of direct long-term care is performed by aides, and it is that category of worker that will be highlighted at a daylong summit Thursday in the nation's capital. The invitation-only event will feature a keynote address by Gerri Fiala, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Stakeholders involved in eldercare, research and policy will conduct panel sessions focusing on current and future conditions.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday published a rule in the Federal Register that will permit a waiver in some cases of the two-year ban on nurse-aide training. This will apply to facilities assessed a civil money penalty (CMP) of at least $5,000 for noncompliance that is not related to quality of care.