College: College of Direct Support

Invaluable: the unrecognized profession of direct support

A multi-perspective documentary depicting the critical juncture the United States is facing where national and state strategies must be implemented to secure the direct support workforce and save our systems from regression.

Date: Wednesday, January 12th
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET
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Partnerships in Community Living Inc. Helps Empower Staff with College of Direct Support

Prior to using the training solutions available through DirectCourse, Partnerships in Community Living Inc. was training their staff in a classroom setting that would take place over a two-week orientation. However, they soon realized a need for a more modern, intuitive solution, one that would allow learners to meet objectives at their
own pace.

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Southern California’s AbilityFirst Enjoys Long Relationship with CDS

An organization like AbilityFirst, with many clients and staff, whose headquarters, homes, centers, and camps function span hundreds of miles, faces a challenge when it comes to training. Before using CDS online curriculum, too often training meant, gathering employees, new or old, to one site, which can be daunting, especially for a small non-profit, and usually means scheduling challenges and long face-to-face sessions in which most or all of the training was completed at once.

How MCOs can Improve Outcomes and Reduce Costs of Care for Older Adults and Members with Disabilities

The high impact of competency-based training is being recognized throughout the industry

Helping people with disabilities and older citizens to build and enjoy rewarding lives in their communities is an important pursuit. As MCOs continue to take on responsibility for disbursement of related services and funding under Medicaid, they must look for the best ways to fulfill that mission. A primary goal should be insistence on the creation and maintenance of well-trained direct support staffs with the full range of knowledge and competencies required to create an environment of superior, sustained care for these higher-need populations. By requiring staff education specific to the environment in which these members are served, MCOs can put in place a system that helps them meet their own goals while contributing to the U.S. healthcare’s “Triple Aim” of improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing per capital costs.

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October 2012

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The Job, The People & More: Leona Sawyer