In August 2019, CLTCEC’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS+) Alzheimer’s training program was published in the peer reviewed journal Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, co-authored by CLTCEC Executive Director Corinne Eldridge. We are glad to see the Alzheimer’s program make a meaningful contribution to the body of research around the impact of training IHSS workers.
The IHSS program in California provides direct care for low-income seniors and people with disabilities. Yet, the vast majority of these workers receive little to no training in caring for consumers, especially those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). This article details how CLTCEC developed and implemented a competency-based training program for IHSS caregivers who provide care for persons with ADRD. Read more here.