A Direct Service Worker is an unlicensed person who provides personal care of other services and supports to persons with disabilities or to the elderly to enhance their well-being, and who is involved in face-to-face direct contact with the person and is compensated through state or federal funds. Functions performed may include, but are not limited to, assistance and training activities of daily living, personal care services, and job-related supports.—LAC 48:I Ch 92 Subchapter A 9201
Effective 05/11/2011, the DSW verification web site only displays DSW's who have a finding of abuse, neglect, mistreatment or misappropriation of a resident's property placed on either the Nurse Aide Registry or Direct Service Worker Registry.
Direct Service Worker Information
All DSW trainings, PowerPoint Presentations, and the LDH approved abuse/neglect trainings previously posted on the Direct Service Worker web page have been moved to the Home and Community Based Services web page found at the link below. Click on the link for Provider Training and Resources.
DSW Medication Administration and Non-Complex Tasks
Frequently Asked Questions on Medication Administration and Non-Complex Tasks