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Workforce Development For Direct Care Workers Could Help Stabilize The Long-Term Care Industry

Brief Training & Advanced Roles
May 18, 2023

This short commentary article about the author’s forthcoming research discusses the issues faced by direct care workers. The authors propose investment in career development as a worthwhile solution to some of the problems. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Our long-term care system relies on the critical work that direct care workers do and it is essential to support this workforce.
Funds should explicitly be set aside from federal proposals in home- and community-based services to support the direct care workers' job growth and could go towards training direct care workers to take on more responsbility using their unique expertise as care providers.
Investment in training for direct care workers could lower turnover and increase retention of employees for home care agencies.

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