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The Future of the Home Care Workforce: Training and Supporting Aides as Members of the Home-Based Care Teams

Journal Article Training & Advanced Roles
May 1, 2019

This special article described why home care aides have typically been excluded from home care teams and then highlighted programs that have explicitly sought to include them in care teams across the country. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Home care aides are undervalued, receive inadequate training, and have high rates of turnover - all of which present barriers to their inclusion in home healthcare teams.
There are successful examples of programs in which nursing aides have been integrated into the home health care team.
Infrastructure and policy should focus on better integrating home care aides into home care teams.

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