We often hear that ageism is one of the barriers facing long-term care residents these days. Turns out it's a barrier many employees may be up against as well.
Providers like CenterLight are experiencing greater numbers of frail elderly patients as the general population ages, and a mandate from New York State's Medicaid program that requires patients who need long-term care to enroll in a managed plan.
Low-wage workers have a greater risk for hypertension than workers with higher wages, University of California-Davis investigators have discovered.
The idea of consistent assignment and staff retention is central to a key new report on employment and elder care.
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama proposed the creation of a Veterans Job Corp to curb high unemployment rates for returning veterans. That's opportunity knocking for long-term care providers.