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Caregivers and Quality in Long Term Care

Slide Presentation by Robyn Stone, Dr.P.H.


On April 30, 2003, Robyn Stone, Dr.P.H., made a presentation in the Web-Assisted Audioconference entitled Caregivers and Quality in Long Term Care.

This is the text version of Dr. Stone's slide presentation. Select to access the PowerPoint® slides (4.9 MB).


Caregivers and Quality in Long Term Care

Robyn Stone, Dr.P.H.
Executive Director
Institute for Future of Aging Services
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Slide 1

Caregivers and Quality in Long Term Care

Robyn Stone, Dr.P.H.
Executive Director
Institute for Future of Aging Services
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Slide contains a picture of Robyn Stone.

Slide 2

Practice Profile Database

  • Collaboration between the Institute for the Future of Aging Services and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Objectives.
  • To identify successful recruitment and retention practices.
  • Promote cross-learning.
  • Profiles available on www.futureofaging.org or www.directcareclearinghouse.org/practices/index.jsp.

Slide 3

Practice Categories

  • Recruitment and entry-level training.
  • Peer support and mentoring.
  • Career Advancement.
  • Management and supervisory training.
  • Comprehensive culture change interventions.
  • Wages, benefits and worker-supports.

Slide 4

Linking Employment Abilities and Potential (LEAP) of Cuyahoga County, Ohio

  • Trains people with disabilities to become PCAs, home health aides and CNAs.
  • 4-week basic attendant training class.
  • Consumer consultants provide hands-on training.
  • Placement and follow-up.

Slide 5

Cooperative Home Care Associates Employment Counseling and Mentoring Program

  • Three full time employment counselors.
  • Transition assistance for trainees.
  • Long-term peer mentoring for new employees.
  • Assistance in accessing public benefits.

Slide 6

Cooperative Home Care Associates Employment Counseling and Mentoring Program

  • Three full time employment counselors.
  • Transition assistance for trainees.
  • Long-term peer mentoring for new employees.
  • Assistance in accessing public benefits.

Slide 7

Leap for a 21st Century
Mather Life Ways
Mather Institute on Aging, IL

  • RN and LPN Development Module.
  • Leadership.
  • Clinical gerontological expertise.
  • Team building skills.
  • Person centered care.
  • CNA Development Module.
  • Clinical assessment.
  • Team building.
  • How to mentor new CNAs.
  • Communication.
  • Person centered care.

Slide 8

Wellspring Innovative Solutions in Wisconsin

  • Alliance super structure.
  • Clinical training modules.
  • Shared advanced practice nurse.
  • Nursing coordinator to link components at facility level.
  • Care resource teams.
  • Systematic collection and use of outcome data.
  • Non-hierarchical management philosophy.

Slide 9

San Francisco In-Home Supportive Services

  • Central worker registry and on-call services for independent personal care workers.
  • Advocate for higher wages (hourly wage increased from $5.29 in 1997 to $9.70 in 2001).
  • Offers health insurance plan (workers pay $3 monthly premium, rest averaging $150 paid by IHSS).

Current as of July 2003


Internet Citation

Caregivers and Quality in Long Term Care. Text Version of a Slide Presentation at a Web-assisted Audioconference. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/news/ulp/workforctel/sess2/stonetxt.htm


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