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Join DirectCourse: College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving for A Webinar on CMS Core Competencies: Aging and Disability Sector

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Thursday, March 5, 2015; 2:00 PM-3:00 PM EST

DirectCourse Logo - online curricula for life in community - educate - enrich - inspireOn January 22, Lori Sedlezky, MSW of the University of Minnesota RTC, presented the newly validated, CMS funded DSW Core Competencies. In this important follow up webinar, Mel Neri, Director of Curriculum Development for the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California, San Francisco, will discuss what these core competencies mean for the Aging and Disability sector.

We will also explore a crosswalk that demonstrates how DirectCourse: College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving addresses these competencies.

By attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the new CMS Competencies on a basic level
  • Realize the opportunity these competencies offer to improve training of caregivers working with older adults and people with disabilities
  • How DirectCourse: College of Personal Assistance and Caregiving supports these competencies via a crosswalk of the curricula


  1. Linda Drain says:

    I am 60 and living alone. I am disable with epilepsy and TBI but I have other health issue as well. I have no family or support anymore. Please help with any support you can.
    Thank you,
    Linda Drain

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