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Cross training across LTC industry key solution for addressing worker shortage: experts
Jun 07, 2021
The long-term care sector should use the coronavirus public health crisis as an opportunity to explore broader training opportunities that would allow staff members to work across multiple settings, including...
Multiple jobs held by nurses, direct care workers tied to coronavirus transmission
Dec 09, 2020
Many healthcare workers with secondary jobs move across health settings, and 15% of second jobs for personal care and nursing aides are in other essential occupations, investigators say.
Direct care workers would see a $9.4B pay increase with adoption of living wage: industry study
Sep 23, 2020
Increasing direct care workers’ pay to a living wage would not only raise their total wages by $9.4 billion by 2022, it would also come with a set of benefits for operators, which includes less staff...
Racial, gender disparities among direct care workers hurting recruitment, researchers say
Nov 09, 2017
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.
Bill would create ‘advanced aide’ positions in nursing homes to improve transitions, dementia...
Apr 14, 2014
Advanced certified nursing assistants — with specialized skills in care transitions, dementia and other areas — could become important staff leaders in long-term care facilities through newly proposed...
Who wants to be called a worker?
Dec 09, 2013
I have always welcomed change, as I truly believe that growth and progress require it. So, why do I have such a hard time embracing an occupational title change for certified nursing assistants? I guess...
Direct-care workers to be focus of summit examining best practices, research and policy
May 20, 2011
It’s said approximately 90% of direct long-term care is performed by aides, and it is that category of worker that will be highlighted at a daylong summit Thursday in the nation’s capital....