More nursing assistants needed even as demand for nursing homes wanes: research
Jessica R. Towhey
Sep 13, 2023
The need for nursing assistants in long-term care facilities continues to grow, even as demand for nursing home care overall is on the decline, according to new research.
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...
How to beat the COVID-19 staffing crisis? Communication, strong oversight
Sep 25, 2020
The pandemic has hammered long-term care on numerous operational fronts, from testing the field’s infection control capabilities to depressing occupancy rates. One of the hardest-hit areas has been staffing.
60 Seconds With … Robert Espinoza
Dec 06, 2017
A recent PHI study examined racial and gender disparities in the direct care workforce. What was the most surprising finding to you?
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.
You are entitled to leave your EMR vendor — and take your data with you
Jul 05, 2017
EMR vendors that are providing cloud-based products and services to long-term care providers are required by law to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of protected health information.
Wilson to direct PHI federal affairs
Sep 22, 2015
Daniel Rutherford Wilson has joined the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute as its director of federal affairs.
Espinoza joins PHI
Dec 16, 2014
Robert Espinoza has joined PHI as its Vice President of Policy.
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...
Personal care aides’ plea to Congress: We need guidance, mandated training standards
Sep 25, 2012
Currently, there are no federally mandated standards for PCAs, an industry advocate said at a Senate briefing Monday in Washington.