The Future of Long-Term Care

ISSUE 1

FEBRUARY 7, 2017

Learn about the shortage of paid caregivers—
and understand why it’s happening.

Research and experience routinely show that the direct care workforce isn’t strong enough to meet demandand it affects the entire system of caregiving. Families can’t find home care workers, so they quit their jobs and deplete their savings to care for a loved one. Workers leave  emotionally fulfilling caregiving jobs because they can‘t afford to live on low wages or because they see few opportunities to advance in their careers in this occupation. Home care agencies, nursing homes, and managed care plans struggle to find workers willing to take these jobs, and they feel strapped by the paucity in state Medicaid funding. Here are eight signs that the shortage in direct care workers has become a crisis.

 

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