The report describes the long-term care workforce in Michigan, focusing on direct care workers, including key demographics and current and future needs. The report also explores the direct care workforce training landscape; summarizes conversations with consumers, family caregivers, and direct care workers across Michigan; and concludes with seven recommendations. This report was sponsored by the Michigan Legislature and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
This report provides an in-depth analysis of Michigan’s long-term care workforce.
Long-term care consumers and family members face a complicated, fractured long-term care system to secure the assistance they need.
The recommendations are designed to improve access to high-quality long-term care by ensuring a stable, sustainable supply of direct care workers and licensed professionals.
Ani Turner and Sarah Slocum, Altarum; Stephen Campbell and Kezia Scales, PHI