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PHI Takes the Stage at ‘Aging in America’ National Conference

By Robert Espinoza | March 1, 2018

The rapid growth in older Americans and increased life expectancy are two of the primary factors driving demand for long-term care in this country.

Direct care workers—professionals who provide support to older people and people with disabilities—are the paid frontline for this care. Between 2016 and 2026, the direct care workforce is projected to grow by 30 percent—from 4.4 million to 5.8 million workers. Home care jobs are the largest growing job sector in the country. Unfortunately, direct care workers often struggle in these jobs to make ends meet and to deliver high quality care. In turn, about 60 percent leave their jobs within a year, which destabilizes care for millions of older people.

How should our industry respond?

These are some of the reasons PHI is bringing our expertise to the Aging in America conference, March 26-30, in San Francisco, CA. Hosted annually by the American Society on Aging, this conference draws more than 3,000 professionals from around the country.

Are you attending the Aging in America conference?

Please join PHI at one of our workshops. We’re also in the exhibit area—booth 904—so please drop by. We welcome the conversation!

CONFERENCE SESSIONS*

Monday, March 26, 2018
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Serving the Whole Person: Religious Exemptions and LGBT Elders
Presenting from PHI: Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy
Room: Yosemite C (Ballroom Level)

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Technology 101: Digital Media, Online Advocacy and the Eldercare Workforce
Presenting from PHI: Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy
Room: Nob Hill 2-3 (Tower 3, 6th Floor)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
2018 Diversity Summit: Focus on Diverse Caregiving Communities
Presenting from PHI: Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy
Room: Imperial AB (Ballroom Level)

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Workforce Strategies for Rural Communities: State-Based Solutions
Presenting from PHI: Susan R. Misiorski, Vice President of Workforce Innovations, and Kezia Scales, PhD, Director of Policy Research
Room: Union Square 5-6 (Tower 3, 4th Floor)

Thursday, March 29, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Care and Aging at the Intersection: A Look at Gender, Race and Immigration
Presenting from PHI: Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy
Room: Union Square 1-2 (Tower 3, 4th Floor)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
America’s Direct Care Workforce: Assessing the Present, Transforming the Future
Presenting from PHI: Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy;
Susan R. Misiorski, Vice President of Workforce Innovations; and Kezia Scales, PhD, Director of Policy Research
Room: Golden Gate 8 (Lobby Level)

*Details last updated March 5, 2018.

 

Robert Espinoza
About The Author

Robert Espinoza

Executive Vice President of Policy
Robert Espinoza oversees PHI's national policy, research, and communications division. He has been a national policy expert, communications strategist, and writer for 20 years.
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