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

Source: Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), April 2016

From the abstract:
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.