LTQA held a webinar on direct care workforce solutions on July 26, from 2-3 pm ET.
The long-term care sector is facing a crisis in the supply of direct care workers, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased need and demand for services in the home is fueling a workforce shortage, which is having a direct effect on the ability of those in need to access services and for organizations to deliver needed care and support. There is a need to think differently about the compensation, skills development, mobility and value placed on this workforce which provides critical services to a diverse and complex population. Addressing direct care workforce shortages across the nation requires partnership across multiple stakeholders. This interactive panel discussion focused on potential solutions to direct care workforce shortages, including promising practices and areas for stakeholder collaboration.