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Training to Serve People with Dementia: Is our Health Care System Ready?

August 1, 2015

This brief reviews the dementia training standards that states impose by statute or regulation on licensed administrators of health care facilities, on nurses and certified nursing assistants, and on home health aides and personal care assistants. It examines curriculum content and hours required, and spotlights states with promising practices.

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Key Takeaways

Eight states broadly require dementia care training across professions.
Only 13 states have enacted dementia care training requirements for home care workers.
Access to dementia care training for home care workers is critically needed.

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