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

Authors: Joanne Spetz, PhD | Laura Trupin, MPH | Timothy Bates, MPP | Janet Coffman, MA, MPP, PhD

Topics: Long-Term Care, Staffing, Workforce Demand

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

June 1, 2015

An imminent question for health workforce planners is how an increasingly diverse US elderly population and a greater use of home and community-based services will affect demand for long-term care workers.

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

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