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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

January 1, 2014

This issue brief describes the need and possibilities for developing advanced roles for direct care workers. The brief also argues for the need for improved respect, engagement, and training for all direct care workers; improved observe, record, and report skills; and more.

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Key Takeaways

Creating a meaningful career ladder for home care workers will improve recruitment and retention in this sector.
For a growing number of older adults, advanced care will be needed and will benefit their quality of life.
Ongoing support and appropriate levels of supervision for advanced direct care workers is important.

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