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Medical Journal Publishes EWA Advanced-Aide Brief

December 3, 2014

A brief prepared by the Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) on the subject of advanced roles for home care aides will be published in the December issue of Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging.

Originally released by the EWA in September, the brief argues that “with the appropriate training, supervision, and support, some home care workers can play an enhanced role, with more responsibility for improving safety and quality of care for older adults and their family caregivers.”

The EWA produced the brief following a series of roundtable discussions in which representatives from various health care workforces explored the idea of advanced roles for direct-care workers.

Annals of Long-Term Care is the official peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

— by Matthew Ozga

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