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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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Pediatric Workforce Issues

Date: 05/06/2017Research Center: Oral Health Workforce Research CenterTopics: Oral Health

This article updates and synthesizes the evidence on clinical pediatric workforce models and discusses future directions and implications for health policy.

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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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Future Demand for Long-Term Care Workers Will Be Influenced By Demographic and Utilization Changes

Date: 06/01/2015Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term CareTopics: Staffing, Demand, Long-Term Care

In this study, researchers used national surveys to analyze current use of long-term care and the current long-term care workforce, and projected demand for long-term care services and workers through 2030.

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Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

Date: 01/01/2015Research 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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