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ISSUE 7

FEATURED

MAY 2, 2017

 

Map the Home Care Industry in Your State.

A closer look at Minnesota.

 

BY Robert Espinoza

 

The number of people age 65 and older in Minnesota will grow dramatically in the next 10 years—from approximately 870,000 in 2017 to 1.2 million in 2027. By 2030, more than 1 in 5 Minnesotans will be age 65 and older. This surge has ignited demand for home and community-based services, yet the state's 93,000 home care workers routinely work in jobs characterized by low pay, minimal training, and high turnover. Taken together, these trends are compelling a caregiving crisis for Minnesota, as described in PHI’s new research report. A landscape study of a state's homecare sector provides a 360-degree perspective—it assesses the full picture of providers, workers, state policymakers, and community-based organizations needed to transform home care delivery. PHI is proud to partner with LeadingAge Minnesota on the release of this issue.

 

Robert Espinoza
Expertise:
Aging and Long-Term Care Policy, Demographics and Projections, Disparities, Federal Policy, Home and Community-Based Services, Medicare and Medicaid, Person-Centered Care

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Design and Development: RD Design

Illustration: Mark Conlan

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