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Journal Article January 1, 2018

Long-Term Care Workforce Issues: Practice Principles for Quality Dementia Care

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This article highlights evidence-based priorities for developing and supporting a dementia-capable workforce, including direct care workers. In revising the Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association identifies staff across the long-term care spectrum as a distinct and important determinant of quality dementia care. To see the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Key considerations include training, compensation, supportive environments, and career growth.
Additional priorities include person-centered information exchange, communication and interdepartmental teamwork.
Creating a competent dementia care workforce requires attention to workers' multiple needs and desires.
About The Author

Susan D. Gilster, Marie Boltz, Jennifer L. Dalessandro

(The Gerontologist)

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