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...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Music Therapy - One of the Best Activities for Dementia Patients

Music therapy is one of the best activities for dementia patients offered in nursing homes. How does music affect memory and can it really help people with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? Read more...

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Productivity Diet: What to Eat to Get More Done in a Day

What we eat has a direct impact on our performance at work. Want your mind (and your body) to perform optimally? Then you'll need to practice good nutrition. Read more...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SURVEY: Home Care Worker Turnover Topped 60 Percent in 2014

More than 60 percent of caregivers working for private duty home care companies quit or were fired from their jobs last year, according to the 2015 edition of the Private Duty Benchmarking Study. Read more...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New PHI Tool Shows Direct-Care Worker Wages in Every State

PHI recently launched new web-based tools to illustrate the national landscape of wages for personal care aides, home health aides, and nursing assistants -- collectively, the direct-care workforce. Read more...

Friday, December 19, 2014

ANALYSIS: Home Care Leads in Job Creation, Yet Jobs Pay Poorly

Personal care aides (PCAs) are expected to be the source of the largest number of new jobs across the U.S. economy over the next decade, with nearly 600,000 new PCAs needed, according to a new PHI analysis reported in...Read more...