The Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis

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The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research prepared The Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis briefing paper for the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care to address long-term care workforce problems affecting frail and disabled older adults in nursing homes, assisted living, other residential facilities and home and community-based settings. 

The LeadingAge Center for Applied Research prepared The Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis briefing paper for the National Commission for Quality Long-Term Care to address long-term care workforce problems affecting frail and disabled older adults in nursing homes, assisted living, other residential facilities and home and community-based settings. 

This briefing summarizes the current workforce crisis, offers a range of options for ensuring an adequate supply of competent long-term care professionals and paraprofessionals and identifies how new research and demonstration projects can give policy makers better information about workforce needs.