National evaluation of the demonstration to improve the recruitment and retention of the direct service community workforce

Direct service workers (DSWs) provide personal care or nonmedical services to individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living. Direct service work is very physically and emotionally demanding, and pay for DSWs is too low to attract a stable and sufficiently trained pool of workers th...

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Corporate Authors: RAND Health (-), RAND Corporation, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Other Authors: Engberg, John (-), Castle, Nicholas G., Hunter, Sarah Beth, 1968-, Steighner, Laura A., Maggio, Elizabeth
Format: eBook
Language:Inglés
Published: Santa Monica, California : RAND 2009.
Series:JSTOR Open Access monographs.
Online Access:Conectar con la versión electrónica
See on Universidad de Navarra:https://innopac.unav.es/record=b35778775*spi
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Summary:Direct service workers (DSWs) provide personal care or nonmedical services to individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living. Direct service work is very physically and emotionally demanding, and pay for DSWs is too low to attract a stable and sufficiently trained pool of workers that is adequate for the needs of the vulnerable individuals who require their assistance. To help address this issue, in 2003-2004 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded ten grants under the Demonstration to Improve the Direct Service Community Workforce; these grants funded initiatives to improve the recruitment and retention among DSWs. Funded initiatives included such efforts as increasing access to health care, training, mentoring, recognition, worker registries, and marketing campaigns. In 2005, CMS funded a national evaluation, by a consortium led by the RAND Corporation, to study the implementation and outcomes of the ten funded initiatives. As part of this evaluation, researchers reviewed grantees' records, interviewed project stakeholders, conducted site visits, and surveyed direct service agencies, DSWs, and consumers. In this volume, the authors present their findings on the implementation and outcomes from the ten grantees.
Physical Description:1 recurso electrónico
Format:Forma de acceso: World Wide Web.
Bibliography:Incluye referencias bibliográficas.
ISBN:9780833060105