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Improving the Direct Care Workforce Through Core Competency Training

January 1, 2016

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Massachusetts Personal and Home Care Aide State Training (PHCAST) Grant Project, which aimed to improve existing training for home care aides and offer training for personal care attendants, among other goals.

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Key Takeaways

By the end of the grant period, the Massachusetts PHCAST project team had trained 882 direct care workers.
By the end of grant period, a 60-hour, 13-module core competency curriculum was developed, piloted, and evaluated.
Additionally, nine training videos to visually demonstrate the major skills taught in the curriculum were produced.

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