Enabling and empowering certified nursing assistants for quality dementia care.

Abstract

Currently, 1.2 million full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) care for more than 1.5 million residents in nursing homes where 75% of residents have dementia. By the year 2010, the number of residents in these institutions may double. Registered nurses (RNs) make up less than 7% of a home's total FTEs. In contrast, certified nursing assistants (CNAs) account… (More)

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