Workforce Shortage

11 more states working on wage increases for direct care workforce

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Seventeen states currently have Medicaid-related initiatives underway to bolster their long-term care workforce, with many of those focused on raising wages for workers, a new survey shows.

2.5 million more LTC workers needed by 2030, researchers warn

2.5 million more LTC workers needed by 2030, researchers warn

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At least 2.5 million more long-term care workers will be needed within 15 years in order to keep up with the fast-paced growth of America's aging population, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California at San Francisco.

House committee approves funds to fight nursing workforce shortage, hospital-acquired infections

The House Appropriations Committee has approved a spending budget for fiscal year 2010 for the Department of Health and Human Services. Funding has been allocated to relieve the healthcare workforce shortage and reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).