Department of Labor Approves Standards

Department of Labor Approves Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor has approved National Guidelines The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has approved national guidelines for apprenticeship standards for the occupation of direct support professional.  These standards will enable employers to use ETA’s Registered Apprenticeship program to train workers for careers in the long-term care sector of the health care industry. More Information

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Support for Family Caregivers and the Direct Service Workforce

Learn about the goals and policy recommendations from the CMS Leadership Summit. Summarizes the goals and policy recommendations from the CMS Leadership Summit on the Direct Service Workforce and Family Caregivers, September 2010. Includes recommendations for improving recruitment and retention, training, quality of care and more. Download Report

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Direct-Care Workforce is Key to Improving Care for Elders

Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform has released a recent report. A recent report from the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at The Brookings Institution found several ways to improve care for elders.  On Direct care workers: “An investment in the direct-care workforce represents a key opportunity for improving integration between medical services and social supports,” the authors write. While “nearly half of the nation’s spending on long-term care services and supports” pays for these workers, this workforce is…

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