The Future Supply of Long-Term Care Workers in Relation to the Aging Baby Boom Generation


One of the challenges facing the U.S. in the 21st Century will be to ensure that individuals throughout their life will have the supports they need and will be treated with dignity. For the growing population of the elderly and people with disabilities, ensuring the adequacy and availability of direct care workers is key to meeting this ideal. As this report shows, the aging "baby boomer generation" will be the most significant factor increasing the demand for long-term care services over the next half century. This report is an attempt to provide a comprehensive view of the potential needs across the full range of occupations in long-term care and the supply of available workers. [59 PDF pages]

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