Friday, September 26, 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, September 24, 2014

Racine Hospice House Celebrates a Year of Helping Families Face End-of-life Challenges

Alliance member, Hospice Alliance is in the news with this wonderful story of how two families came together under difficult circumstances. The circumstances that drew Rosemary Harbach and Irene Servantez Barke together were not happy ones. The two Racine County residents first met last September when their adult sons were residents at the Racine Hospice House, run by Hospice Alliance. Read more...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Future Five Award Winner is Alliance member!

On Friday, September 19, Frontida President and Owner, Crystal J. Miller, was recognized for her outstanding achievement in the community. Read more...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Employee Engagement: Follow Proactive Steps to Reduce Employee Turnover

There’s no question that employee turnover in senior care has been, and continues to be, one of the profession’s most challenging issues. With 50 percent turnover in direct care, as reported in the American Health Care Association (AHCA) “2013 Quality Report,” community leaders are continually looking for ways to dismantle the revolving door and increase long-term retention. Read more...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Culture Change and Resident Choice Highlighted in Journal

The September 2014 issue of the Journal of Applied Gerontology includes articles describing two studies pertaining to culture change and empowering nursing home residents. Click here to read the results of these studies.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Home Care Workers Deserve Minimum Wage Protection

Click here to read details on how you can help to ensure your state is prepared to implement minimum wage and overtime for home care workers on January 1st.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Elder Abuse Prevention Initiative Highlights Critical Role of Direct-Care Workers

A framework to address elder abuse prevention and prosecution through a set of "strategic priorities" identified by hundreds of stakeholders recognizes the valuable role direct-care workers can play in preventing, reporting, and responding to elder abuse. Read more...