Improving Retention by Empowering CNAs

Turnover among Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) in nursing homes is an enormous problem, with estimates of annual turnover ranging from 42 percent to an astounding 86 percent. CNA turnover has been linked to diminished quality of care, resident behavioral problems...

Labor and Management Partnership Helps Prevent Diabetes

Hospitals are increasingly offering employee wellness programs to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent chronic conditions such as diabetes. A new report from the LMP’s research department documents the effects of a wellness program piloted by the LMP’s Workplace and...

Best Practices in Preventing Violence in Nursing Homes

Front-line nursing home workers are often the target of resident aggression. Although the phenomenon has long been accepted as part of the job in many facilities, the repercussions can be substantial for staff, residents and employers alike. A new research bulletin...

Top 3 Ways Proposed Changes to Medicaid Could Hurt Healthcare

Medicaid is a federal and state partnership that jointly provides health insurance to low-income adults, children, elders and people with disabilities. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA also known as Obamacare), the federal government matches state Medicaid payments...

Affordable Care Act Improves Access to Care, but Disparities Remain

Chart adapted from The Commonwealth Fund’s report, Americans’ Experience with ACA Marketplace and Medicaid Coverage: Access to Care and Satisfaction, May 2016.   A Commonwealth Fund survey reveals that many more American adults have health insurance and access to care...