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Long-term care workers struggle with elderly population boom
Date:8/12/2008

As America's aging population increases, so does its need for long-term care. And the workers who provide these services often lack the support they need particularly in the area of pay and work relationships, according to "Better Jobs Better Care: New Research on the Long-Term Care Workforce," the latest special issue of The Gerontologist (Volume 48, Special Issue 1).

Those aged 65 and older are projected to represent at least 20 percent of the total U.S. population by 2030, with the number of those 85-and-older increasing the most. The growth of this demographic will have a major effect on the demand for and supply of long-term care services.

Better Jobs Better Care (BJBC) was the nation's largest single initiative created to reduce the high vacancy and turnover rates of direct care workers and improve workforce quality through both policy and practice changes.

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Atlantic Philanthropies, this four-year program was directed and managed by the Institute for the Future of Aging Services at the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, with technical assistance from PHI (formerly the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute).

"The effort was to see what ideas are out there for improving direct care work to make sure people have what they need to stay in their homes and communities," said special issue editor Susan C. Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN.

Through two-types of grants state-based demonstration projects and applied research projects BJBC tested new approaches to pro
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Contact: Todd Kluss
tkluss@geron.org
202-587-2839
The Gerontological Society of America
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