Friday, April 29, 2016

SURVEY: Inability to Grieve for Clients Lowers Home Health Aides' Job Satisfaction

Home health aides (HHAs) who are not given the opportunity to properly grieve for recently deceased consumers are more likely to want to leave their jobs, a survey published in the April issue of Home Healthcare Now suggests...read more.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Severe Depression Linked to Dementia in Seniors

As depression worsens, the risk of thinking and memory problems may double, research suggests. A new study suggests that major and worsening depression may significantly increase seniors' risk of dementia, read more...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Nursing Home Workers Risk Injuries, Poor Sleep

Two recent studies demonstrate the difficult conditions that many nursing home employees - particularly certified nursing assistants - deal with on a daily basis. Read more...

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...