Nursing homes reimagine caregiver roles for new era
Mar 06, 2023
In the wake of a historic shortage of nurses and assistants, America’s nursing homes have been forced to get creative when it comes to hiring, scheduling and retaining workers.
Now many are pushing lawmakers...
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...
Here’s the lowdown on your direct-care workforce
James M. Berklan
Aug 14, 2013
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...
Aide training standards give poor preparation for care, report warns
Jun 05, 2013
Personal care aide is the fastest growing occupation in the United States, yet training standards for PCAs are lax and inconsistent, according to a new report from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute.
Federal investigators find nursing home alternative a prime target for fraud, abuse
Nov 19, 2012
Medicaid personal care services are ripe for abuse, according to a new report from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General.
Home care aides in most states hovering near poverty line, analysis shows
Jul 14, 2010
More and more personal and home care aides (PHCA) are being paid wages that put them at risk of falling below the poverty line, according to a recent salary analysis.