New program looks to address direct care worker shortage in West Bloomfield

A new program by Gesher Human Services expects to be a game changer by addressing a shortage in the talent pool for direct care workers in West Bloomfield.

The way they are doing that is not looking for a talent pool of workers but creating their own pool of talent by paying people to get trained.

Corey Zeigler had no idea his heartbreak was preparing him for something extraordinary for him, which was becoming his father’s caregiver as he had dementia.

He is a gem, and gems like Zeigler are in high demand. Because he was able to transfer what he learned in caring for his father to becoming a professional direct care worker at Gesher Human Services for developmentally disabled adults and adults with mental health needs in group homes.

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