Better Jobs Better Care is a 4-year $15.5 million research and demonstration program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies. The program seeks to achieve changes in long-term care policy and practice that help to reduce high vacancy and turnover rates among direct care staff across the spectrum of long-term care settings and contribute to improved workforce quality. This website provides summary research from projects that were funded.

Collaboration for Homecare Advances in Management and Practice (CHAMP) is the first national initiative to advance home care excellence for older people. Their website makes participation quick, easy, and is designed specifically to meet the needs of homecare practitioners. The website allows visitors to interact with other home care professionals and experts, download tools, presentations, evidence-based best practices, and guidelines.

Next Step in Care is a resource-rich website that provides information and advice to help family caregivers and health care providers plan safe and smooth transitions for patients. Transitions occur when patients move from one care setting to another, for example, from a hospital to home or rehab facility, or when home care agency services start and end. Patient transitions are often complicated, rushed, and beset by errors or misunderstandings. Next Step in Care helps with the keys to smooth transitions through careful planning, clear communication, and ongoing coordination.

These websites offer useful, evidence-based resources for improving the lives of older people, their families, and the professional caregivers who care for them.

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