Nursing Home Workers
Nursing home staff on shift schedules might experience diminished memory and thinking skills, recently published findings suggest.
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.
New "muscle suits" are designed to reduce musculoskeletal injuries among Japan's older adults and their care workers, Japanese professor says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nursing home workers who suffer violent attacks from patients and visitors are significantly more likely to develop musculoskeletal pain, according to new research.