Event Title

Track 5: Elder Care – Creating a Stable Home Health Care Workforce: Recruitment, Retention and Career Ladders

Start Date

11-18-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

11-18-2016 4:30 PM

Description

The desperate demand for paid home health care workers far exceeds the current supply of trained home health care workers. Challenges include low wages, commuting from one patient to another, tedious paperwork, and lack of resources to provide adequate and comprehensive care for patients in their homes. In this panel we will discuss the challenges of recruiting and retaining home health care workers and possible solutions for creating career advancement within the field from perspectives of an academic researcher and two home health care providers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Moderator:

Amy Gallant, State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, AARP Maine

Panelists:

Dr. Susan Sepples, PhD, RN, Assoc. Prof. of Nursing, U of South. Maine

Lisa Gurgone, Executive Director, Home Care Aid Council

Nicholas Oliver, Executive Director, Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care

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Learn more about Conference Tracks and Panels from five different issue areas here: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/newomenspolicyconf/2016-conferencetracksandpanels.pdf.

Breakout Sessions will take place in 5 different locations. You will stay in your session area for both session, coffee breaks will be served at your location.

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Nov 18th, 3:00 PM Nov 18th, 4:30 PM

Track 5: Elder Care – Creating a Stable Home Health Care Workforce: Recruitment, Retention and Career Ladders

The desperate demand for paid home health care workers far exceeds the current supply of trained home health care workers. Challenges include low wages, commuting from one patient to another, tedious paperwork, and lack of resources to provide adequate and comprehensive care for patients in their homes. In this panel we will discuss the challenges of recruiting and retaining home health care workers and possible solutions for creating career advancement within the field from perspectives of an academic researcher and two home health care providers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Moderator:

Amy Gallant, State Director for Advocacy and Outreach, AARP Maine

Panelists:

Dr. Susan Sepples, PhD, RN, Assoc. Prof. of Nursing, U of South. Maine

Lisa Gurgone, Executive Director, Home Care Aid Council

Nicholas Oliver, Executive Director, Rhode Island Partnership for Home Care