Another state pours fresh cash into CNA recruitment
May 20, 2022
As many as 3,000 certified nursing assistants could find their way into Wisconsin nursing homes through a $6 million investment by the federal government into its workforce development program.
CNAs cite staffing shortage as biggest on-the-job challenge: survey
Mar 07, 2022
“This survey reveals not only that CNAs are burned out and frustrated, but also that the CNA staffing shortage itself is posing the greatest challenge to their work right now,” NAHCA CEO Lori Porter...
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, Jan. 26
Jan 26, 2022
OSHA to withdraw COVID-19 vaccine mandate … Infected CNAs recount going to work sick at short-staffed California nursing homes … Trail of loss is following omicron’s peak … Pfizer working on a...
Staff support outweighs wages as turnover solution, nursing home study finds
Jan 05, 2022
A people-oriented work environment with tangible staff supports is key to minimizing turnover and care disruptions in nursing homes. It’s even more important than compensation, direct care providers...
Price-gouging, poaching and thin patience: LTC providers seek fixes for anti-competitive staffing agencies
James M. Berklan
Oct 15, 2021
As the bidding war over frontline workers escalates, provider organizations across the country are seeking government intervention to force temporary staffing agencies to play by similar rules as nursing...
‘More than warm bodies’ needed to address LTC workforce crisis, congresswoman, industry experts advise
Sep 20, 2021
A proposed federal staffing minimum would require most nursing homes to boost RN hiring and put RNs and LPNs in greater direct care roles. It’s a move the bill’s House sponsor calls necessary to support...
Lawmakers must address nursing home workforce crisis to ensure quality care
Mar 08, 2021
Before COVID-19, Texas nursing homes reported the worst staffing shortages in the nation. Texas projected we will be 60,000 nurses short by 2030, and that demand in nursing homes would double between 2015...
CNA staffing, turnover will be a top focus, federal official vows
Oct 21, 2020
Turnover among certified nursing assistants at long-term care facilities will be a top priority for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services going forward, a top agency official pledged Tuesday.
Nursing homes exhale as staffing bill tabled until fall
Jul 09, 2018
A New Jersey bill that would have established a certified nursing assistant-to-resident ratio at nursing homes has been pushed to the fall for further debate. But operators in the state and beyond remain...
Proposed staffing ratio cheered by CNAs, opposed by nursing home operators
May 14, 2018
A bill in the statehouse would force many New Jersey nursing homes to increase staffing of certified nurse aides, a proposal that was literally cheered by those front-line workers but rejected as an unfunded...