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Will the US have enough workers to help an aging population?

GAO WatchBlog: “More than 12 million Americans need assistance with routine daily activities, such as eating, dressing, bathing, and making meals. Direct care workers—home health aides, psychiatric aides, nursing assistants, and personal care aides—are the primary paid providers of the long-term care they need. As the baby boomers age, there are concerns that there may not be enough long-term care workers to meet their needs. Today’s WatchBlog looks at what the Department of Health and Human Services could do to measure the severity of the problem…” [via Pete Weiss]

  • Related – see also – Long-Term Care Workforce: Better Information Needed on Nursing Assistants, Home Health Aides, and Other Direct Care Workers, GAO-16-718: Published: Aug 16, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2016.

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