Today’s long-term care system remains fractured and scattered, routinely failing to improve direct care jobs—a reality that has become even more pronounced during the COVID-19 crisis.
We Can Do Better: How Our Broken Long-Term Care System Undermines Care describes the shortfalls in long-term care financing; the seismic shifts in the long-term care landscape; and the many, dispersed stakeholders that comprise long-term care, including employers, federal and state governments, managed care plans, and and many others. This report aims to directly inform the discussion on the long-term care response to COVID-19.
This report is the second installment in a year-long series of reports examining the importance and impact of the direct care workforce. The final, comprehensive report—Caring for the Future—will be released in January 2021. This report series was made possible through generous support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Woodcock Foundation.