traınıng and advanced roles


OCTOBER 10, 2017

Invest federal dollars in advanced roles.
A new bill aims to improve care and reduce costs.

Advanced roles that allow direct care workers to handle new responsibilities—assisting with clinical observation and reporting, educating clients on health promotion and medication adherence, and supporting the care team—can improve care and reduce costs. For example, PHI’s advanced role intervention—Care Connections—has shown client improvements in preventable rehospitalizations and medication adherence, among other benefits. A new federal bill introduced in July 2017 by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) seeks to establish demonstration projects that test direct care workers in advanced roles. Learn more about the “Improving Care for Vulnerable Older Citizens through Workforce Advancement Act.”


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