Monday, January 4, 2016

Expert Panel Offers Definition of "Person-Centered Care"

A panel of long-term care experts convened by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released its definition of the term "person-centered care." Read more...

Monday, December 28, 2015

Direct-Care Job Growth Continues to Surge

Direct-care jobs represent three of the top six occupations that will create the most jobs in the decade spanning 2014 to 2024, new data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows. Read more...

Friday, December 11, 2015

Home Care Rule Draws Attention During Congressional Hearing

National Employment Law Project President Christine Owens highlighted a rule change by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) during a December 9 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections. This change extends minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers. Read more...

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Clinton Proposal Focuses on Direct-Care Worker Wages, Training

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D) has proposed a "Care Workers Initiative" to address the training, career advancement, and wage-related needs of the direct-care workforce. Read more...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

National Domestic Workers Alliance Applauds Appeals Court Decision Granting Two Million Home Care Workers Basic Rights

Caring Across Generations applauds today’s decision in the case Home Care Association, et al. v. Weil, et al. by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Resolving the lawsuit brought by for-profit home care associations against a new Department of Labor rule that would grant home care workers the right to minimum wage and overtime protections under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Read more...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Direct-Care Workers Find Jobs More "Meaningful" Than "Satisfying"

A majority of direct-care workers say that their jobs have a high level of meaning, according to a survey conducted by PayScale, a company that compiles salary data on a range of occupations.

PayScale asked two million workers in 500 different job categories whether they found their jobs to be satisfying and meaningful. Read more...

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 25

July 26 marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).


The ADA, a federal civil rights law, gives people living with disabilities protection from discrimination and barriers in employment, transportation, public accommodations, public services, and telecommunications. Read more...