Report sheds light on impact of older Americans on workforce

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A sharp increase in the number of older Americans will stress the nation's healthcare workforce in coming years, a new report from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the State University of New York at Albany, says.

Shortages among healthcare workers will be likely, said Jean Moore, director of the center. A 6% nursing shortage in 2005 will grow to a 29% shortage by 2020, she said.

Also, too few people are trained as geriatric specialists to meet the needs of this growing group of older Americans, Moore said. The older adult population will be larger, more ethnically diverse and be more educated than previous generations.
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