The National Direct Care Workforce Resource Center

Report January 6, 2023

Long-Term Care Policy Guide

This report summarizes findings from a review of state policies and recent legislation related to long-term care in all 50 states. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

Many states face similar issues with long term care, including inadequte ombudsman programs, long-term care, and direct care worker staffing shortages, and insufficient data collection on the long-term care workforce.
States are using a variety of mechanisms to improve long-term care, including the use of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.
States are attempting to raise direct care worker wages, improve workforce training, and create new career pipelines for direct care workers.
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