Free Copy of ‘Important Vaccines for Older Adults’

Through July 31st Only: Get ‘Important Vaccines for Older Adults’ Free with your purchase of a Gold or Platinum Plan!
The benefits of vaccines are well known. The risks associated with being unvaccinated are clear. Yet, nearly half of all older adults report that they have not received vaccinations for flu, pneumonia, meningitis, or shingles.
This August is National Immunization Awareness Month. What better time than now to educate your CNAs, HHAs, and frontline caregivers on the importance of vaccines for older adults and how to provide sound advice regarding the safety and necessity of vaccines.
Each of the PDF Inservice Packages below offer your CNAs, HHAs, and frontline caregivers 13 hours of inservice credit (plus much more!)…click on each link to learn more and to pick your topics.

CNA Week 2017

The 40th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week starts Thursday!

Are you ready to honor your hardworking CNAs?

Please share the video below with your nursing assistants. And, find a way to recognize their hard work and dedication…whether it be a simple ‘Thank You’ note or an extra paid day off. They deserve it!

Ensure your Aides are ‘In the Know’: www.knowingmore.com

The Key to Nurse Aide Retention

According to the 2016 Private Duty Benchmarking Study, almost 70% of Home Care Providers cite ‘cargiver shortages’ as the #1 threat to their business.  Why is this number so high?  Because nurse aides around the nation are underpaid and undervalued. Their hard work and long hours go unrewarded.

The good news is that it’s not too late to make a change.  We have a step by step plan that could save the future of your business.


The Key to Nurse Aide Retention

The report also found that organizations who provide five or more orientation hours and eight or more continuing education hours have significantly less caregiver turnover rates.

Take action today and keep the future of your organization on track.

Nurse Aide Shortage: A Nationwide Dilemma

There’s a problem in Iowa. According to a recent article published in The Des Moines Register, there are currently thousands of vacancies for direct care workers – including home health aides, certified nurse aides, and personal support attendants.  With the booming economy and low unemployment rate, there are fewer applicants for these positions.  Why?  ”Because direct care is tough work that isn’t rewarded with the pay, benefits and training deserved.”
This dilemma extends far beyond Iowa. In fact, nurse aide turnover is high across the nation. Employers are finding that their existing caregivers are burnt out…and they no longer have potential employees lining up at their doors.  Unless something changes, this dire situation will go from bad to worse as the need for direct care workers is only expected to increase.
What can YOU do to help?
  • Start by valuing your existing nurse aides from day one.
    • Pay a livable wage.
    • Provide a comprehensive orientation.
    • Implement a mentorship program to assist direct care workers when help is needed.
    • Insist upon ongoing quality continuing education to boost confidence.
  • Treat nurse aides like valued members of the healthcare team.
    • Encourage them to share their opinions and suggestions about client care.
    • Involve them in problem solving to encourage critical thinking.
    • Recognize their achievements and praise hard work.
Give your direct care workers the respect they deserve.

Stop Losing Employees. Invest in Them Instead.

Nursing assistant turnover is at an all time high.
What’s the secret to retention?

 

You lose another nursing assistant.   What happens next?

  • Overextended co-workers.
  • Lost productivity.
  • Reduced quality of care.
  • Increased costs.
Your organization scrambles to find another nurse aide…But in the meantime, your existing employees are working overtime and client care is suffering.  You know something needs to be done to prevent this from happening.  But what?
The key is to invest in your nursing assistants.
As front line caregivers, they deserve to feel valuedrespected, and needed.

What can you do?
Quality Continuing Education
In some states, nurse aides can become certified after just a few weeks of training. Once certified, they’re thrust into the ‘real world’ caring for real people with real illnesses.
It’s easy for new CNAs to feel overwhelmed. Staffing shortages and tense co-worker relationships almost “set up” nurse aides to fail.
That’s where continuing education comes in. Prepare YOUR nurse aides for success from DAY ONE.  Quality continuing education will help them feel motivated and confident.

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