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The State of Our Workforce: A Growing Industry During Hard Economic Times  
 
The State of Our Workforce: A Growing Industry During Hard Economic Times
New installment in informational series shows increased job opportunity

Katherine Lehman
(202) 898-2816
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1/20/2011
Washington, DC – Stressing the need for a robust workforce as the Baby Boomers reach retirement age, the third installment in the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) informational State of the Long Term and Post-Acute Care series highlights the need for an increased pipeline of workers to meet the future need of eldercare. 

“As a former owner/operator, I can empathetically say that the backbone of every facility are the caregivers and staff,” stated Governor Mark Parkinson, President and CEO of AHCA/NCAL. “As the Baby Boom generation ages, the demand for our services will only grow, and we must ensure that our workforce grows with it.” 

Emphasizing that the demand for long term care will only increase – with 27 million individuals requiring these services by 2050 – the State of the Long Term Care Workforce highlights the need for increased career development opportunities and the availability of workforce grants for facilities in all areas of the country.

The week-long State of Long Term and Post-Acute Care series will highlight national trends in several areas of long term care. The public can “tweet” their comments on Twitter using the hashtag #ltcstate, post a comment on the AHCA/NCAL Facebook wall or share comments on YouTube by uploading a video clip and tagging it with the keyword “ltcstate. For more information, follow the series at:

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