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Who’s Providing Care for Nursing Home Residents? Nurse Aide Training Requirements During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Report Training & Advanced Roles
July 23, 2020

To grant flexibility to nursing facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS waived the four-month rule for nurse aides and AHCA developed a temporary nursing aide program. This report questions how this change will impact both temporary aides and the care they provide.

https://medicareadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Report-Nurse-Aide-Training.pdf

Key Takeaways

A number of states now expressly authorize use of AHCA’s temporary nurse aide training program.
There needs to be more clarity on what will happen to temporary aides after the pandemic ends.
The qualifications of nurse aides are critically important to the care they provide to residents.
 
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