Supporting a Trained Direct Care Workforce in Facility Settings During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic [open pdf - 0B]
From the Summary: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic exacerbated existing challenges in recruiting and retaining direct care workers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued several waivers to address staffing challenges across the continuum of care during the public health emergency, including a waiver to temporarily reduce certain training requirements, and some states have taken complementary action creating new flexibilities to quickly train and deploy a qualified workforce. While responding to urgent direct care staffing needs is a top priority for states in the short-term, it will be critical for states and employers to consider strategies for retaining this workforce when the waiver expires."
National Governors' Association
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