The Future of Long-Term Care

ISSUE 11

FEATURED

JULY 11, 2017

 

Convene a home care dialogue.

An evolving field needs solutions.

 

BY Allison Cook

 

There are more than 300,000 home care aides throughout New York State. Yet despite the size of this workforce, home care aides nationwide remain underpaid, inadequately trained, and undervalued in the broader health care field. Recent developments—including the move to Medicaid managed long-term care, increased labor costs, and the growing chasm between costs and reimbursement rates, to name a few—are transforming home care in several states, including New York. Unfortunately, leaders in this field are rarely convened to discuss the implications of these changes. In May 2017, PHI gathered leaders from seven home care agencies for a roundtable discussion on these topics. These types of gatherings are critically needed for tracking new developments, identifying barriers and solutions to quality home care, and envisioning a future that strengthens the home care workforce.

Allison Cook Expertise: Aging and Long-Term Care Policy, Advanced Roles, Innovations / Technology

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Design and Development: RD Design

Illustration: Mark Conlan

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