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Resources by Topic: Health aides and assistants

State of Care: Wisconsin's Home Care Landscape
Provides a snapshot of the home care landscape in Wisconsin. Includes information on the quality of care, workforce compensation, training, scope of practice, recruitment and retention, and unique challenges in rural areas. Includes statistics on home care workforce demographics in Wisconsin and at the national level, older adult population by county, and labor force participation and unemployment rates in Wisconsin by age, seduction, gender and family composition, and poverty.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
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State of Care: Minnesota's Home Care Landscape
Provides a snapshot of the home care landscape in Minnesota. Includes information on the quality of care, workforce compensation, training, and unique challenges and changing demographics in rural areas. Includes statistics on home care workforce demographics in Minnesota and at the national level, and older adult population by county.
Date: 05/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
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Variation in Residential Care Community Nurse and Aide Staffing Levels: United States, 2014
Presents national and state estimates of staffing levels for registered nurses, licensed practical or vocational nurses, and aides. Features statistics with breakdowns including metropolitan or nonmetropolitan statistical area, nonprofit or for-profit status, size of facility, and types of services provided.
Author(s): Vincent Rome, Lauren D. Harris-Kojetin
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Colorado's Nurse and Nurse Aide Workforce: A Portrait
Provides an overview of certified nurse aides (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered nurses (RNs) in Colorado. Informs policymakers about the issues that shape Colorado’s current nursing and allied workforce. Addresses expectations for employment growth, demographic and employment characteristics, education and training experiences, job satisfaction factors, and rural-urban differences.
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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The State Long-Term Health Care Sector: Characteristics, Utilization, and Government Funding: 2011 Update
Examines long-term care by state. Presents statistics on Medicare and Medicaid expenditures, and characteristics of nursing facilities. Includes factors such as number of residents, beds, staff, nurses, nurses aides, economic impact, and demographics for rural, urban, freestanding, and hospital-based facilities.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Health Care Association
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Strengthening the Direct Service Workforce in Rural Areas
Summarizes the challenges of the direct service workforce in rural areas including strategies that rural stakeholders can use to provide high-quality, long-term care services and supports. Discusses the challenges of recruiting and retaining direct-care workers in rural areas.
Author(s): D. Kip Brown, Sarah Lash, Bernadette Wright, Ashley Tomisek
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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An Overview of Home Health Aides: United States, 2007
Presents national estimates of home health aides providing assistance in activities of daily living and employed by agencies providing home health and hospice care in 2007. Data are presented on demographics, training, work environment, pay and benefits, use of public benefits, and injuries. Includes data for metropolitan, micropolitan, and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Anita Bercovitz, Abigail Moss, Manisha Sengupta, et al.
Date: 05/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Direct Care Worker Training for Aging Clients with Developmental Disabilities
Reports that Pennsylvania policies governing direct care workers' training for aging and mental retardation/developmental disabilities services are inconsistent across provider facility types, even though the populations and their needs are often similar.
Author(s): J. Beth Mabry, M. Elizabeth Kemeny, Ashley Chateau, Loni Yatsko
Date: 07/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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Health Care Challenges Abundant in the Alaskan Frontier
Discusses health care workforce shortages in Alaska’s Wrangell and Petersburg frontier communities. Highlights Alaska’s Community Health Aide Program (CHAP), which serves the state’s Native population, using more than 550 Community Health Aides/Practitioners, employed by 27 tribal health organizations, who practice in more than 180 rural villages in the state’s most remote areas known as the bush.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Location: Rural Monitor, 2007(Summer)
Date: 08/2007
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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