Ban on Teens' Use of Lifts in Nursing Homes Needs Modification
A final rule issued by the Department of Labor (DOL) in 2010 prohibits 16- and 17-year-olds from operating power-driven lifts. Although targeted to cherry pickers, fork lifts and man lifts, the definition in the regulation is broad enough to cover patient lifts commonly used in nursing facilities that are Medicare ...
Rural Summit 2017: Continuing the Conversation
Staff from LeadingAge's national office participated in the discussion, which generated a number of recommendations for recruiting and retaining certified nursing assistants; developing tools to help nursing homes comply with the new requirements of participation and other regulations, accountable care organizations ...
6 Ways to Address the LTSS Workforce Crisis
Workforce challenges in the field of aging services will get far worse over the next 20 years unless policy makers, providers, and other stakeholders work together aggressively on solutions, writes Robyn Stone in Public Policy and Aging Report.
DOL Seeks Input from Employers regarding EAP Exemption
This so-called “white collar” exemption was revised by regulation scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016, that raised the threshold for the salary test from $455 per week to $913 per week. However, a Federal ...
Building the Nation’s Infrastructure One CNA at a Time
Rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure doesn’t just mean fixing bridges and roads. It also means investing in the aging services workforce. LeadingAge members should send that message to policy makers, writes Steve Maag, director of residential communities.