Friday, January 7, 2011
Certified nursing assistants (CNAs) working in skilled nursing facilities affiliated with The GREEN HOUSE® Project spend more time on direct care than their counterparts in traditional facilities, according to a new report.
The study also shows that Green House CNAs spend more time engaging with residents when they are not assisting them with activities of daily living (ADLs), as compared with CNAs in more traditional long-term care facilities.
“This study confirms what we can see and feel from the moment we enter a flourishing Green House,” said PHI Midwest Training & Organizational Development Specialist Maureen Sheahan. “The Shahbazim take pride in creating home and comfort for the elders. Their close contact with each other, along with the comprehensive way that they engage in daily life, tasks, and activities, create meaningful and satisfying relationships for both staff and elders.”