Four states passed ballot initiatives raising the minimum wage, and two also expanded paid sick days. These laws will help to raise the wages for direct care workers in those states.
PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care--by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care.
New CMS rules require that nursing assistants be included in the interdisciplinary care-planning team. To make this process successful, nursing homes will need to train staff in inclusive communication practices.