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Direct-Care Workforce and Long-Term Care Provisions as Enacted in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

June 1, 2010

This chart presents provisions of the 2010 health reform law that are relevant to both the direct care workforce specifically and long-term care in general. Among these provisions are training education opportunities, demonstration grants, care coordination improvements, and the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act.

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Key Takeaways

The ACA provides grants for the training and development of direct care workers.
It also includes policies that encourage the provision of home- and community-based services.
Finally, it establishes new policies in order to facilitate care coordination and innovation.
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