Monday, January 23, 2017

Men Avoid Direct Care Jobs, Compounding Workforce Shortage

A recent article in the New York Times, highlights the gender dynamics impacting the direct care workforce. Read more...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Fallout From 9/11 May Include Early Dementia

WTC first responders who developed PTSD seem at greater risk of mental decline, study finds. Read more...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

REPORT: Poor Quality Nursing Home Jobs Undermine Care Quality

Poor quality nursing home jobs are leading to high turnover and staff vacancies, preventing residents from receiving the high-quality care they deserve, Read more...

Friday, May 13, 2016

ANALYSIS: Home Health Care Jobs Continue to Grow

Home health care jobs continue to be among the fastest-growing in the country, according to a new analysis (pdf) published by the Altarum Institute. Read more...

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 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...