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The Impact of Emerging Technologies on Long-Term Care & the Health Workforce

July 1, 2019

This report addresses the knowledge gap about how technological advances will affect the size, skills, and training needs of the long-term care (LTC) workforce.The report provides a survey of available technologies currently or soon to be implemented for use by consumers and/or long-term care workers. Additionally, technologies are assessed to identify those that may facilitate, replace, or enhance recruitment, training, and retention of the long-term care workforce.

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Key Takeaways

Technology will not fully replace the direct care workforce in the near future.
Emerging LTC technologies can improve outcomes for patients, assist caregivers, and improve workforce efficiencies.
The development, implementation, and evaluation of this technology is often created without a user-centered design.

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