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Direct Care Worker Retention: Strategies for Success

January 1, 2010

Commissioned by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) Talent Cabinet, this report documents the strategies shown to increase the retention of direct care workers in long-term care. Strategies described in the report include: competitive wages and benefits; culture change; workplace and job design, management practices; comprehensive training; career advancement; and the importance of cultural competence.

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Key Takeaways

Low wages and lack of health insurance benefits have a documented influence on direct care worker retention.
Changes in workplace and job design and management ctices all impact direct care worker retention rates.
Cultural competence should be built into training that focuses on building relational skills at every level.

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