Moving forward CNA wages, support and career pathways
Jasmine Travers, Ph.D., R.N.,
Oct 27, 2023
In the 2022 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, the National Imperative to Improve Nursing Home Quality, nine recommendations were created to address the severe staffing challenges...
AHCA/NCAL to CMS: Safeguard temporary nurse aide jobs by reissuing employment waiver
Oct 04, 2022
The industry advocate is urging CMS to reissue a blanket waiver that would allow nursing homes to employ temporary nurse aides beyond the public health emergency.
Volunteering opened my eyes to the plight of our LTC system
Dec 06, 2021
Several weeks ago, I began volunteering as a care assistant at a nursing home that is part of the system my husband works for. It has been a rewarding, eye-opening, and somewhat concerning experience that...
Slow down: Rushed care elicits behavioral responses from residents with dementia
Nov 30, 2021
Strategic workplace management may help to prevent instances of rushed care that can lead to resident behaviors such as hitting and yelling, a new study of nursing home caregivers suggests.
Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Nov. 2
Nov 02, 2021
Unvaccinated workers to pay for tests under federal vaccine mandate, report says … CNA Resource Center formed to address hardships faced by critical LTC workers … CDC: Coronavirus vaccination more...
Long-term care facility docs vs. aides: CDC study finds wide vaccination gulf
Aug 03, 2021
There is a 30% difference in COVID-19 vaccination coverage between LTC physicians and facility aides, CDC reports. And rates among aides are lowest in zip codes where vulnerability to poor health outcomes...
Personal Care Attendants add more hands to the frontlines of long-term care
Mar 01, 2021
As America’s population grows older and drives up demand for long-term care, nursing centers are continuing their decades-long struggle to fill direct care positions — the qualified caregivers who...
Lower-rated facilities get more Alzheimer’s admissions: study
Jun 29, 2020
Highly rated operations had 3% fewer newly admitted residents with Alzheimer’s. CNA wages and Medicaid add-ons may play a role in the findings, report investigators.
A blueprint for curing a nursing shortage
Nov 12, 2018
My team and I approached the New York State Department of Health and the Department of Education in September of last year and received approval to develop and start a CNA training course. For anyone thinking...
‘Elderspeak’ study reveals prevalence: study
Nov 21, 2014
Certified nursing assistants are more likely to use “elderspeak,” a form of patronizing speech used with seniors, if they are familiar with the resident, if the resident has dementia, or others...