Tag: Direct Care

How States Can Better Care for Direct Care Workers

April 20, 2020 by Claire

Filed under For Employers, For the Workforce, Health and Wellness, Recruitment & Volunteers

Last modified April 21, 2020

A report from August 2019 offers recommendations for state policymakers looking to strengthen the backbone of the care economy — the direct care workers themselves.

Training Culturally Competent Direct Care Workers: Key Considerations for Long-Term Services and Supports Providers

April 20, 2020 by Claire

Filed under For Employers, Trainings for Employers

Last modified April 19, 2020

Cultural competence – the ability to work effectively in cross-cultural situations – is a key part of establishing trust and respect between direct care workers and their clients.

Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Direct Care Workforce: Key Considerations for Long-Term Services and Supports Providers

April 20, 2020 by Claire

Filed under Engagement & Morale, For Employers, Recruitment & Volunteers

Last modified April 19, 2020

A diverse workforce, particularly when direct care workers’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds match their clients’ backgrounds, is important for providers committed to addressing the needs of the increasingly diverse population of individuals using LTSS.

Appreciation Pay, Gifts and More: How Providers Are Keeping Caregivers Amid COVID-19

April 14, 2020 by Claire

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, COVID-19 for the Workforce, Engagement & Morale, For Employers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 15, 2020

A lot of that pressure falls on front-line, home-based care workers, whose jobs are more challenging — and more important — than ever in light of the pandemic. In return, providers are coming up with creative new ways to reward caregivers braving the battlefield, from pay boosts to care packages and everything in between.

Disrupt: Home Health Care News Podcast

April 9, 2020 by Claire

Filed under COVID-19 for the Workforce, For Career Seekers, For the Workforce, Health and Wellness

Last modified April 9, 2020

Disrupt is a monthly podcast covering hot topics in the Home Health industry.

Demand for Home Caregiver Jobs Continues to Surge

April 9, 2020 by Claire

Filed under For Career Seekers, For the Workforce

Last modified April 11, 2020

The direct care industry will create the most jobs out of any sector in the United States economy, this report projects.

The Direct Care Worker Crisis

April 8, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under For Employers

Last modified April 8, 2020

The canonization of direct care workers is supposed to be high praise, but it’s really a reflection of how profoundly their work is misunderstood and devalued.

Learning Pathways for Direct Care Workers

April 7, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under For Employers, For the Workforce, Trainings for Employers, Trainings for the Workforce

Last modified April 7, 2020

This learning pathway includes training and tools to support direct care workers in observing and reporting suffering in patients living with a serious illness.