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Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce

April 1, 2008

This report provides a detailed analysis of demographics and job quality for the direct care workforce across settings and occupations. Based on this analysis, the report recommends a range of policy and practice interventions to improve recruitment and retention.

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Key Takeaways

The direct care workforce is primarily comprised of women and people of color.
Employers could recruit new populations, including men, immigrants, and older adults.
Training requirements should be increased in terms of content and hours.

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