A National Survey of Medication Aides: Education, Supervision, and Work Role by Work Setting
November 1, 2012
This article presents the findings of the first national survey of medication aides. It shows that 68% of medication aides were previously certified nursing assistants (CNAs), and that the vast majority of them (91%) are female. Aides work in various settings, including nursing homes, assisted living, and client homes, and are often asked to perform tasks that go beyond their job description.