Rural Health Resources by Topic: Health aides and assistants
Medicare and Home Health: Taking Stock in the COVID-19 Era
Provides an overview of the Medicare home health benefit including Medicare financing, demographics of beneficiaries, and the home health workforce. Describes the impact of COVID-19 on the utilization home health services and regulatory changes taken in response to the pandemic. Offers policy recommendations to increase the value of home health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Courtney Harold Van Houtven, Walter D. Dawson Date: 10/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Commonwealth Fund view details
Virginia's Occupational Therapy Assistant Workforce: 2020
An overview of the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) workforce in Virginia based on data from the 2020 Occupational Therapy Assistant Workforce Survey. Features statistics including the number of OTAs in rural Virginia and how many grew up in rural areas.
Date: 03/2020 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Virginia Department of Health Professions view details
Use of Apprenticeship to Meet Demand for Medical Assistants in the U.S.
Reports findings from a study of registered medical assistant (MA) apprenticeship programs in 12 states. Discusses the workforce needs these programs may help address, including workforce needs in rural communities. Describes the programs and discusses challenges with starting and maintaining MA apprenticeship programs.
Author(s): Andrew D. Jopson, Susan M. Skillman, Bianca K. Frogner Date: 09/2019 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: UW Center for Health Workforce Studies view details
Active Ottumwa: Adapting Evidence-Based Recommendations to Promote Physical Activity in a Micropolitan New Destination Community
Reports on the development of an evidence-based
community-wide intervention promoting physical activity in
Ottumwa, Iowa, a micropolitan community of nearly 25,000
people. This program, Active Ottumwa, utilizes lay health
advisors and incorporates behavioral and social
intervention approaches to improve health. Evaluation
procedures for this study include a community survey,
longitudinal cohort assessment, observational data,
interviews, and project records.
Author(s): Barbara Baquero, Christine M. Kava, Sato Ashida, et al. Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(5), 917 Date: 05/2018 Type: Document view details
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 view details
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
as well as unemployment rates in Wisconsin by age, education,
gender and family composition, and poverty.
Date: 09/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: PHI view details
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: 07/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: PHI view details
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 view details
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 view details