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We Can Do Better: How Our Broken Long-Term Care System Undermines Care

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April 21, 2020
We Can Do Better: How Our Broken Long-Term Care System Undermines Care

We Can Do Better: How Our Broken Long-Term Care System Undermines Care describes the shortfalls in long-term care financing; the seismic shifts in the long-term care landscape; and the many, dispersed stakeholders that comprise long-term care, including employers, federal and state governments, managed care plans, and many others. This report aims to inform the discussion on long-term care’s response to COVID-19.

Key Takeaways

Our long-term services and supports system does not adequately meet consumer needs or invest in direct care jobs.
As the long-term care system grows rapidly, workforce development remains virtually unaddressed in public policy.
Long-term care should be better financed, organized, and regulated to strengthen the direct care workforce.
 
Stephen Campbell
About The Author

Stephen Campbell

Data and Policy Analyst
Stephen Campbell is a Data and Policy Analyst at PHI. In this capacity, he studies and writes about a variety of issues facing the direct care workforce–with the goal of reforming state and national policies.
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