A recent PHI study examined racial and gender disparities in the direct care workforce. What was the most surprising finding to you?
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.
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.
Daniel Rutherford Wilson has joined the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute as its director of federal affairs.
Robert Espinoza has joined PHI as its Vice President of Policy.
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.
Currently, there are no federally mandated standards for PCAs, an industry advocate said at a Senate briefing Monday in Washington.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.