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Knowledge and Skills Needed for Dementia Care: A Guide for Direct Care Workers in Everyday Language helps direct-care workers determine whether they have the skills they need to deliver person-centered dementia care — and where to go for assistance if they need training. It also helps supervisors, policymakers, and others evaluate dementia care training programs. It was developed by a team of experts and reviewed by many more, including more than 60 home health aides and CNAs.
“Most people who provide hands-on care for individuals with dementia have big, warm, caring hearts,” says Dementia Project Coordinator Micki Horst. ”They want to learn all they can about how best to care for and interact with someone with dementia. We developed this guide to give them a tool for assessing their own competencies.”The updated version includes useful additions:Norman DeLisle, MDRC
The National Association of Health Care Assistants- NAHCA- used to have a magazine for CNA’s called “CNA TODAY”- it ceased publication a couple years ago. NOW, they introduce a new magazine for ALL direct care workers in the nursing field, titled, “MY CAREGIVER”.
My Caregiver is a quarterly magazine published by the Academy of Certified Health Professionals (ACHP) for and about health care assistants and their role in long term care. It is a special magazine, a publication virtually every person in the long term care industry will want to read.
With a circulation of 10,000, we reach nursing assistants, Directors of Nursing, facility Administrators, nursing home residents, and their families, product manufacturers, policy makers, and other health care associations.
The first issue of My Caregiver debuted March 2008. It evolved from the original CNA Today magazine to focus on health care assistants from diverse settings in long term care. The original magazine, CNA Today, launched June 2001 and was unveiled at the NAGNA National Convention.
Now My Caregiver will prove to be a remarkable resource for information on long term care for all who perform the role or duties of a nursing assistant, regardless of title.
The magazine is published quarterly and costs $15.00/year for non NAHCA members; $10.00/year for members.
NAHCA’s main web site is HERE.Norman DeLisle, MDRC
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Report Shows High Rates of Injury, Inadequate Health Coverage May Result in Caregiver Shortage
As part of National Women’s Health Week, PHI’ Health Care for Health Care Workers Campaign will deliver a sobering report -– Invisible Care Gap: Caregivers without Health Coverage — on the health insurance status of our nation’s caregiving workforce, 90% of which is female. Based on the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics, the report reveals that: