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6 Ways to Address the Long-Term Services and Supports Workforce Crisis


This post originally appeared on the Gerontology Institute Blog, written by Geralyn Magan

caregiver holds elderly handsMost providers of long-term services and supports (LTSS) struggle to address high turnover rates and growing job vacancies within their organizations. A recent article by Robyn Stone, co-director of the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston, warns that those struggles are likely to escalate over the next two decades unless policy makers take six actions.

“The current direct care worker shortage … is simply a bellwether of things to come over the next 20 years as Baby Boomers age and the life expectancy of younger people with disabilities increases,” writes Stone in the Public Policy and Aging Report. Read more.

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