Monday, November 17, 2014

Direct Care Worker and Family Caregiver Perspectives Highlighted at Congressional Briefing

Congressional staff learned about the health care workforce that cares for older adults at a briefing hosted by the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) on October 30. Read more...

Friday, October 31, 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, October 15, 2014

Flu Vaccinations Rates Low Among Health Care Aides and Assistants

Flu vaccination rates among long-term care assistants and aides are far behind those of other health care professionals, read more...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Warning Signs of a Heart Attack in Women & Men

What are the signs of a heart attack? Do the warning signs of heart attack in women differ from warning signs of a heart attack in men? Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack, could save a life – and it may be your own!
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Workforce Fatigue Raises Concerns

By Sandy Reese, RN
A primary responsibility for the post-acute care provider is to ensure the safety of all residents and patients. This requires a focus on the environment in which care takes place, as well as who is delivering that care. Part of the challenge in health care delivery is that it is not a nine-to-five endeavor. Read more...

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...