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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Long-Term Care and the Health Workforce

Date: 07/31/2019Authors: Susan Chapman, Jacqueline Miller, Joanne SpetzResearch Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Demand, Long-Term Care

This report assesses which emerging technologies may facilitate, replace, or enhance recruitment, training, and retention of the long-term care workforce.

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Geriatrician Roles and the Value of Geriatrics in an Evolving Healthcare System

Date: 07/08/2019Authors: Timothy Bates, Aubri Kottek, Joanne SpetzResearch Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Integration, Primary Care

This study focuses on information solicited from field experts in geriatrics as to how geriatrician roles are evolving as healthcare systems and organizations reorganize care in response to a changing environment.

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Community-Based Palliative Care Leader Perspectives on Staffing, Recruitment, and Training

Date: 04/01/2018Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Staffing, Training

This qualitative descriptive study assesses perspectives of US community-based palliative care program leaders on staffing, recruitment, and training.

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Dementia Care Specialist Workforce in California: Role, Practice, Training, and Demand 

Date: 02/01/2018Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Behavioral Health, Long-Term Care

This study characterizes the roles, practice, training and current demand for dementia care specialists.

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Leader States in Personal Care Aide Training Standards

Date: 04/01/2016Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Training

This report highlights seven “leader states” in training standards for Medicaid-funded personal care aides (PCAs).

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Dementia Care Coordination Workforce and Practices in Seven Duals Demonstration States

Date: 11/20/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Behavioral Health

This report systematically reviews and analyzes care coordinator policies and practices within health plans participating in the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) demonstration programs for dually-eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries (referred to as “duals”).

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The Peer Provider Workforce in Behavioral Health: A Landscape Analysis

Date: 11/09/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Long-Term Care

This study examines the demographics, socioeconomic status, and job mobility of workers by Long Term Care (LTC) sector and occupation. The goal of the study is to identify the characteristics associated with job mobility and turnover of LTC workers, and the pathways to LTC jobs these workers utilize.

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Trends in Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse Education and Licensure

Date: 07/01/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Nursing, Training

This report updates previous studies of the licensed practical nurse (LPN) workforce by presenting the latest national data available on LPN employment patterns with emphasis on employment in long-term care. The report also describes trends in the demographic characteristics and educational attainment of LPNs.

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Education, Certification, and Roles of Peer Providers: Lessons from Four States

Date: 07/01/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Training

This report examines factors associated with the successful integration of peer providers into behavioral health care systems, drawing from a summary of the literature and in-depth case studies conducted in four states with strong peer provider workforces.

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California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover Among Family and Non-Family Caregivers

Date: 07/01/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Medicaid

This study characterizes the role played by family members and non-family personal care assistants (PCAs) in California’s Medicaid program, which oversees the nation’s largest consumer-directed personal care assistance program.

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