Perspectives On: Investing in California's Direct Care Workforce by Increasing Geriatric Training Opportunities
(2009, August). Perspectives On: Investing in California's Direct Care Workforce by Increasing Geriatric Training Opportunities. Long Beach, CA: The SCAN Foundation.
The SCAN Foundation as part of developing its Fall 2009 Request for Proposal (RFP) commissioned a set of issue papers from experts across the nation which focus on understanding the role of CNAs and HHAs in California and the opportunities for developing senior specific curriculum to enhance their skills through continuing education. The papers include:
Direct Care Workers: Essential to Quality Nursing Home and Home Health Care ~Author: Sarah Wells, Executive Director and Alice Hedt, Consultant, NCCNHR (National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform)
State of California Certification and Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides ~Authors: Susan Chapman, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Department of Social and ~Behavioral Sciences, UCSF School of Nursing and Center for Health Professionals, and Debra Bakerjian, PhD, MSN, FNP, Claire M Fagin Postdoctoral Fellow Assistant Adjunct Professor UCSF School of Nursing
Effective Strategies and Exemplary Ongoing Training Programs for Direct Care Workers ~Author: Natasha Bryant Senior Research Associate, Institute for the Future of Aging Services, American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Developing Geriatric Curricula ~Author: Annette Totten, PhD, MPA, Consultant
Supporting Training for Direct Care Staff ~Author: Lee Goldberg, Long Term Care Policy Director, Service Employees ~International Union (SEIU)
Opportunities for the State of California ~Author: Allison Ruff, Chief Consultant for the California Assembly Committee on ~Aging and Long-Term Care (abstract from: ~http://www.thescanfoundation.org/documents/reports/Convening%20Paper.pdf).