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Iowa Direct Care Worker Advisory Council: Final Report

March 1, 2012

This report was delivered to the Iowa legislature by the Iowa Direct Care Worker Advisory Council in March 2012. It recommends several ways that Iowa could strengthen its direct care workforce in order to better meet the care needs of residents. For example, the report suggests implementing higher training standards as well as designing career pathways for direct care workers. These steps would reduce turnover and raise the quality of care in the state.

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Key Takeaways

The council seeks to address the workforce shortage due to demographic changes, demand, and high turnover rates.
The report includes the outcomes for piloting and implementing a credentialing system for direct care workers.
The Advisory Council estimates that there were more than 73,000 direct care workers in 2012.

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