PHI and NCOA, the sponsor of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, offer a free online curriculum to help home care workers prevent falls.
PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care--by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care.
Two major developments are shining a federal spotlight on the direct care workforce. In July, the Federal Office of Management and Budget released recommended changes to the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification System—including definitions of direct care occupations. And in September, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released recommendations that could improve how the federal government assesses the direct care workforce.
Family caregivers, and the need to identify, assess, train and support them, is the subject of a new report released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.