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Opportunities for ADRCs to Strengthen the Home and Community-Based Direct Service Workforce

August 1, 2012

This report discusses the different ways that Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) can work toward developing direct service workforce infrastructure that will allow elders and people with disabilities to shift from long-term care facilities to their preferred home- and community-based services (HCBS). The report cites PHI research on the size, projected growth, and wages and benefits earned by direct care workers.

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Key Takeaways

ADRCs help older adults and people with disabilities access community-based long-term services.
Some ADRCs are exploring ways to partner with other HCBS LTSS programs to maximize impact.
To enhance access to HCBS, ADRCs should explore strategies to support direct care workforce development.

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