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The long-term care workforce: From accidental to valued profession

September 22, 2012

Universal Coverage of Long-Term Care in the United States: Can We Get There from Here? – Russell Sage Foundation

Provides an overview of the nation’s paid long-term care workforce, including direct-care workers, who comprise the “core of the long-term care system.” The author outlines many of the difficulties facing the long-term care workforce in general and direct-care workers specifically. The author suggests several ways to bolster the direct-care workforce so that the nation can meet the skyrocketing demand for long-term care. This analysis appears as a chapter in the free e-book Universal Coverage of Long-Term Care in the United States.

 

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Stone, Robyn I.
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