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Advanced Direct Care Worker: A Role to Improve Quality and Efficiency of Care for Older Adults and Strengthen Career Ladders for Home Care Workers

Brief
September 1, 2014

This article was prepared by the Eldercare Workforce Alliance. Based on a series of round table discussions and an online survey, this brief provides recommendations for fostering an advanced direct care worker role that both improves the quality of person- and family-centered care, and addresses current and future demand for a high-functioning direct care workforce.

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Key Takeaways

All direct care workers should be recognized as integral members of the care team.
Creating advanced roles for home care workers can lead to better health, better care, and potential cost-savings.
Demonstration projects should be created to test the viability and functionality of specific advanced roles.
 
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