Understanding direct care workers: A snapshot of two of America’s most important jobs certified nursing assistants and home health aides
(2011, March). Understanding direct care workers: A snapshot of two of America’s most important jobs certified nursing assistants and home health aides. Washington, DC: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved May, 2011 from http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltc p/reports/2011/CNAchart.h tm
This chart book highlights findings from two new ASPE-sponsored national surveys: The 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey and the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey. Both surveys represent a major advance in the data available about two of America's most important jobs - certified nursing assistants working in nursing homes and home health aides working in home and hospice care settings. The chart book is intended to help multiple audiences understand these jobs, issues, and challenges; and to establish useful benchmarks as goals toward which improvement efforts might aspire (abstract from p. 1 of report).