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State Options for Making Wise Investments in the Direct Care Workforce

January 1, 2019

This report outlines a number of actions that lawmakers—state leaders, in particular—can take to support the existing direct care workforce, while increasing the number of available workers.

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Key Takeaways

Direct care workers are instrumental in meeting the daily needs of older adults and individuals who require LTSS.
States can strengthen the DCW by implementing value-based payments, increasing wages, and professional development.
Growing need for LTSS, and patient desire to stay at home, requires investments to grow the direct care workforce.

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