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Ensuring a Qualified Long-Term Care Workforce: From Pre-Employment Screens to On-the-Job Monitoring

Publication Date
Apr 30, 2006

In an effort to improve the quality of care provided in long-term care settings, as well as ensure a committed and qualified long-term care workforce, ASPE contracted with The Lewin Group to study the efficacy of various approaches to pre-employment screening and on-the-job monitoring of nurse assistants to prevent resident abuse in nursing homes. This study is intended to inform policymakers, providers, consumers and other interested parties about the relative contributions and perceived effectiveness of existing federal mandates and state and provider based strategies for preventing or reducing the abuse of vulnerable adults. [93 PDF pages]