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The Direct Care Workforce: A Report on Practices to Promote Quality Long Term Care

December 1, 2012

This report makes detailed recommendations to strengthen the direct care workforce in three broad areas: staffing, recruitment, and training; compensation; and the work environment.

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Key Takeaways

Employers must provide a family-sustaining wage to direct care workers.
Direct care workers deserve respect at work.
Employers should provide direct care workers with high-quality training, initially and on an ongoing basis.

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