Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ANALYSIS: Personal Care Aide Wages Continue to Decline

Wages for personal care aides (PCAs) declined between 2003 and 2013 in most states, a newly updated PHI analysis of PCA wages found.
The national median wage for PCAs was $9.67 in 2013, down from an inflation-adjusted median wage of $10.13 in 2003. Read more...

Thursday, December 4, 2014

REPORT: Examining the Prevalence of "Elderspeak" in Long-Term Care

Certified nursing assistants' use of "elderspeak" - a patronizing way of talking to older people - varies depending on the circumstances, a study published in the November Journal of Gerontological Nursing found. Read more...

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Stress Relief Tips for Healthy Holidays

Are you having trouble coping with holiday stress?
Are healthy holidays even possible?
Holidays can be the best of times or the worst of times. Read more...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Caregiver's Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. Dementia can cause mood swings and even change a person’s personality and behavior. Click the Read more... link to read a fact sheet provided by the Family Caregiver Alliance which provides some practical strategies for dealing with the troubling behavior problems and communication difficulties often encountered when caring for a person with dementia. Read more...

Monday, November 17, 2014

Direct Care Worker and Family Caregiver Perspectives Highlighted at Congressional Briefing

Congressional staff learned about the health care workforce that cares for older adults at a briefing hosted by the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) on October 30. Read more...

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Worst Paying, Fastest Growing Job in America

Historical discrimination, demographics, and public funding have left home care workers at the very bottom of the American work hierarchy. Read more...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Flu Vaccinations Rates Low Among Health Care Aides and Assistants

Flu vaccination rates among long-term care assistants and aides are far behind those of other health care professionals, read more...