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Home Care at a Crossroads: Minnesota’s Impending Long-Term Care Gap

Report
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.

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Key Takeaways

Minnesota faces a care gap over the next decade of more than 53,000 home care workers.
To address this gap, MN should invest in jobs, infrastructure, data, support, and training.
MN has been a leader in transitioning from institution to HCBS long-term supports and services.
 
Contributing Authors
Gail MacInnes and Dorie Seavey
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