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Racism Runs Rampant in Nursing Homes, Study Shows

Foreign-Born CNAs Get the Brunt of Bigotry   Nearly 75 percent of nurse's aides, or CNAs, working in nursing homes experience racism on the job, according to a Northwestern University study (www.northwestern.edu). Racism was expressed by residents, their families, and co-workers. "Remedial attention is called for, and strategies for dealing with diversity in nursing homes are needed," said Celia Berdes, assistant professor of medicine...


CNAs: Do You Work at a Caring Home, or an Uncaring Institution?

Home, Sweet Home   The latest catchphrases in the nursing home industry are “resident-centered care” or “culture change movement.” The goal of this new direction is to radically...

CNAs and the 100% Turnover Rate

CNAs Can’t Quit Quitting   Certified nursing assistants don’t have it easy; jobs in nursing homes are unglamorous, low paying, stressful, and low on the prestige scale. Who wouldn’t jump...

CNA Stands Up for Residents and Coworkers

CNA Tries to Organize, Gets Disciplined   At a nursing home in Palmer Township, Pennsylvania, a young certified nursing assistant was concerned about the understaffing and sought to change...

CNAs and Germy Scrubs

Certified nurse assistants (CNAs) complete 75 hours of state-approved training and pass a competency evaluation, and can then go to work in nursing care facilities. The less-than-fashionable...

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