Strengthening the Direct Service Workforce in Rural Areas
January 1, 2011
This report states that long-term care providers in rural areas generally face more difficulty with recruiting and retaining workers than their urban counterparts. The report suggests numerous ways that the direct-care workforce in rural areas can be strengthened, including the establishment of worker-owned cooperatives, improved access to transportation, and internet-based training courses. An appendix lists additional reports, case studies, and academic resources aimed at developing rural direct care workforce’s.