The Gerontologist Special Issue: Better Jobs Better Care (2008)
This special issue is devoted to findings from the Better Jobs Better Care (BJBC) research and demonstration project. BJBC, which ran from 2002 to 2006, was the largest initiative in the nation to address the high vacancy and turnover rates of direct-care workers by improving the quality of direct-care jobs. Demonstration grants were made to groups in Iowa, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Along with specific findings related to direct care workers' experiences and job satisfaction, the journal includes a nine-page overview that lays out how and why the project came into being, the problems affecting the direct-care workforce, and how awareness of and responsiveness to those problems is changing.
Citation The Gerontologist Volume 48, Special Issue I , 2008
Author Various authors, including Robyn I. Stone and Steven L. Dawson
Date July 2008
More Info Better Jobs Better Care website
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Topic: Direct Care Workforce