Thursday, July 24, 2014

REPORT: Direct Care Workers Should be Trained in Dementia Care

The creation of new dementia-specific training curricula for direct-care workers is one of 25 "high-impact policy solutions" offered by the RAND Corporation to address the need for better dementia care. Read more...

Friday, June 27, 2014

STUDY: Positive Interactions Among Nursing Home Staff Improve Outcomes

Positive interactions among nursing home staff improved teamwork and led to better responses to care-related issues, according to a study published at BMC Health Services Research on June 5. Read more...

Thursday, June 19, 2014

What Makes a Good Caregiver? The Most Important Trait of All

I’ve been covering the world of long-term care for almost 20 years now, focusing for more than half that time on direct care workers, so I’ve thought a lot about the many traits—including competence, compassion, reliability, attentiveness and patience—that make good direct care workers so good at their work. But not until my own mom became a “total care” nursing home resident did I learn to appreciate what I now think is the most important trait of all.

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Op-Ed: Home Care Workers Deserve Better

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in a case brought by Evelyn Coke, a home-care worker who sought payment of back wages from her former East Meadow employer for unpaid overtime.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Money Smart for Older Adults - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Money Smart for Older Adults, a Financial Education Program developed by the FDIC and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau teaches adults how to prevent elder financial exploitation and encourages advance planning and informed financial decision-making.
Limited seating, call 262-605-6646 to register.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Alliance member, Parkview Manor, in the 'Ink'

Alliance member, Parkside Manor, was recently featured in a Kenosha News, Kenosha, WI article on intergenerational relationships:

When Nancy Fiore, a Parkside Manor resident, was paired with two high school seniors for a service project, she didn’t suspect she was about the make a lasting friendship. Read more...

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Alliance Member, Hospice Alliance, Named '2014 Hospice Honors' National Award Recipient

The Journal Times, Racine, WI recently featured one of the Long Term Care Workforce Alliance's members, Hospice Alliance in their Community Newsletter.

Hospice Alliance has been a trailblazer in hospice care since its founding more than 30 years ago. With a mission of providing compassionate care for patients at end-of-life and their caregivers as well as a commitment to the community it serves, Hospice Alliance puts quality and education at the forefront of all it does.

This commitment was recently recognized nationally as Hospice Alliance was named a “2014 HOSPICE HONORS” national award recipient.

Congratulations to Hospice Alliance. Read more...