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Frontline Long-Term Care Worker Project: Summaries of the Three Technical Expert Panel Meetings

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This paper reports on meetings of the Technical Expert Panels (TEPs) that were formed as part of the project "Frontline Workers in Long-Term Care." TEPs were established to address the following three areas as they relate to direct care workers in long-term care settings: (1) Extrinsic rewards and incentives, such as wages and fringe benefits; (2) Workplace culture, which focuses on the organizational structures and processes, social factors, physical settings, environmental modifications and technology advances most likely to improve recruitment and retention of workers; and (3) Labor pool expansion, which addresses the issue of how the supply of paraprofessional workers may be augmented from new sources such as older workers, family, students, men, welfare recipients, and immigrants. [32 PDF pages]