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Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care is told that Direct-Care Workers may be the Best Leaders of Interdisciplinary Senior Care Teams

via McKnights Long-Term Care News

For those of us steeped in THE GREEN HOUSE® Project core values, we have long recognized and honored the critical role that direct care workers provide every day.  Now members of the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care have also learned about their vital importance.  Experts told the group during a public hearing in late August, that healthcare professions from different disciplines must develop teamwork skills—another foundational aspect of The Green House model:  Clinical Support Teams working with our Shahbazim as care partners. 

In response to a question from the commission  asking who is most suited to leading an interdisciplinary geriatric care team; the experts explained that doctors are “not necessarily” most suited for the task.  Panelist Tracy Lustig, DPM, MPH, senior program officer at the Institute of Medicine stated, “When it comes to long-term care, that’s not where the rubber meets the road, it’s really the people that are there on a daily basis.”

Click here to read the full article, and then tell us what you think…where does the rubber meet the road?