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Resources by Topic: Health aides and assistants

North Dakota Nursing Facility Workforce Survey Chartbook: 2016
Analyzes the survey results from 78 nursing facility chief executive officers in North Dakota. Describes characteristics of the nursing facility workforce. Includes rural versus urban comparisons for multiple measures, such as registered nurse (RN) vacancy rates, number of nurse full-time equivalents (FTEs), level of difficulty in filling staff positions, most important problem in recruiting RNs, and many others.
Author(s): Gary Hart, Robin Besse, Mandi-Leigh Peterson
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of North Dakota Center for Rural Health
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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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Virginia's Occupational Therapy Assistant Workforce: 2016
An overview of the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2016 Occupational Therapy Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of OTAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce: 2016
An overview of the physical therapist assistant (PTA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2016 Physical Therapist Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of PTAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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Virginia's Certified Nurse Aide Workforce: 2016
An overview of the certified nurse aide (CNA) workforce in Virginia, using data from the 2016 Certified Nurse Aide Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of CNAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions
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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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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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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. Provides information about the state of Colorado’s nursing and allied workforce in 2012. Discusses demographic and employment characteristics, education and training experiences, job satisfaction factors, and rural versus urban differences.
Author(s): Jacqueline Colby, Athena Dodd, Rebecca Crepin, et al.
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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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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