Home Care at a Crossroads: Minnesota’s Impending Long-Term Care Gap
October 1, 2012
This report explains that Minnesota will need to overcome a “care gap” of 53,000 home care workers over the next decade in order to care for its rising elder population. It provides a brief overview of the Minnesota direct care workforce, and the numerous obstacles preventing growth at a necessary rate, including low wages, poor benefits, and inadequate training. The authors suggest several steps that stakeholders can take to improve direct care in Minnesota.