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...
Male CNA who wears women’s clothing can pursue charges that nursing home defamed him
Aug 27, 2014
A Texas certified nursing assistant can continue to pursue charges that his former nursing home employer has made false, defamatory statements about him in the job referral process, a federal court recently...
CNA’s father gets 7-year sentence in nursing home identity theft case
Jun 11, 2014
A Florida man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for a tax fraud that victimized nursing home residents and involved his daughter, a certified nursing assistant, federal and state authorities...
Former CNA gets 16-year prison sentence for stealing nursing home residents’ identities
Apr 21, 2014
Three former nursing home aides are facing prison time for stealing residents’ identities and conning the government, state and federal authorities announced Thursday.
Briggs Healthcare announces partnership with myCNAjobs
Apr 15, 2014
Briggs Healthcare is partnering with myCNAjobs, a company specializing in caregiver recruitment.
HBO documentary reveals a certified nursing assistant’s struggle
Mar 18, 2014
President Lyndon Johnson highlighted impoverished families in Appalachia when he declared a “war on poverty.” Fifty years later, as the nation takes stock of how successfully we’ve waged...