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CMS Direct Service Workforce Core Competencies

Brief
January 1, 2014

This guide outlines a set of core competencies for direct care workers, promoting best practices in community-based LTSS. These competencies came out of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) project to identify a common set of core competencies across community-based LTSS sectors.

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Key Takeaways

A highly competent direct service workforce is critical to the well-being of individuals in need in the community.
This set of competencies can form the basis for practical tools to strengthen the direct care workforce.
These tools can build a larger and stronger direct care workforce that is prepared to make smart choices.
 
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