Entry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care

TitleEntry and Exit of Workers in Long-Term Care
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsFrogner, BK, Spetz, J
Date Published01/2015
InstitutionUCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
CitySan Francisco
Keywordslong-term care workforce

In the past decade, the health care industry, and long-term care (LTC) in particular, saw substantial job growth. In anticipation of growing demand for LTC due to an aging demographic, employment opportunities in LTC are expected to surpass those of other U.S. sectors. Workforce planners are concerned about ensuring an adequate pipeline of appropriately trained workers for LTC jobs.

This study examines the demographics, socioeconomic status, and job mobility of workers by LTC sector and occupation. The goal of the study is to identify the characteristics associated with job mobility and turnover of LTC workers, and the pathways to LTC jobs these workers utilize.

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U81HP26494, Cooperative Agreement for a Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies.