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Raise the floor: Quality nursing home care depends on quality jobs

April 11, 2016


Outlines the case for improving jobs for certified nursing assistants, a workforce totaling 650,000 people that allows nursing home residents to live with dignity and as much independence as possible. The report argues that the low quality of nursing assistant jobs — which are characterized by low pay, poor benefits, erratic scheduling, and little advancement opportunity — has an adverse effect on the quality of nursing home care. It suggests numerous ways to improve these jobs, thereby improving care for nursing home residents across the country.

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