Strengthening the direct care workforce: Preliminary recommendations from a national panel of experts in long-term care

Source: Linda S. Noelker, et al., Public Policy & Aging Report, Winter/Spring 2010
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From a PHI abstract:
This article outlines the preliminary recommendations made by a panel of long-term care experts convened by the Benjamin Rose Institute on behalf of the Institute of Medicine. The panel was tasked with devising ways to strengthen the direct-care workforce. Some of the recommendations include: increasing the supply of direct-care workers by bolstering recruiting efforts; advocating for more intensive federal and state training requirements; and instituting higher standards of evaluation for direct-care workers.

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