a revolutionary move, PHI and the National Alliance for Caregiving have launched the Direct Care Worker and Family Caregiver Initiative, a game-changer in the world of caregiving.
The Unseen Heroes:
Meet the unsung heroes of our communities—direct care workers and family caregivers. Despite providing essential support to millions, their critical connection often goes unnoticed, leading to miscommunication and suboptimal care.
Facing Challenges Head-On:
Addressing burnout and turnover rates among direct care workers and the strain on family caregivers, this initiative tackles the complex caregiving landscape, aiming to bring about innovation and change.
Key Policy Areas and Initiatives:
Focused on integrating both groups into interdisciplinary care teams, expanding access to consumer direction programs, and investing in research, the initiative paves the way for a more collaborative and supportive caregiving environment.
With the direct care workforce expected to grow significantly, particularly in home- and community-based services, this initiative anticipates the needs of those on the frontline of care.
Aligned with the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers, this initiative reflects a cohesive national approach to address challenges in family and professional caregiving, education, and compensation.
The Direct Care Worker and Family Caregiver Initiative signals a transformative journey toward a more compassionate and effective long-term care system. Recognizing and addressing the challenges faced by caregivers, PHI and the National Alliance for Caregiving are lighting the way to a future where caregiving is valued, supported, and empowered. Join us on this impactful journey, as we strive for a culture of care that centers around the well-being of every individual.
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