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...

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...