At Least 2.5M Additional Long-Term Care Workers Needed in U.S. by 2030, UCSF Study Finds
A study by UC-San Francisco researchers finds that at least 2.5 million new long-term care workers will be needed in the U.S. by 2030. The increase in demand for long-term care services will be driven by the country's aging population, according to the study. Joanne Spetz, associate director for research strategy at the UCSF Center for the Health Professions, said, "Filling these jobs will be a big challenge under any scenario." The researchers suggest that states invest more resources in education and training for such positions.
- "Long-Term Care Demand Will Skyrocket" (Payers & Providers, 6/18).