Publication Date: February 2023
On February 16th, the Senate HELP committee held a hearing on healthcare workforce shortages. The committee leaders subsequently released a request for information on healthcare workforce shortage drivers and potential solutions. LTQA commends the committee’s commitment to identifying bipartisan solutions to remedy our nation’s health care workforce shortages. Our response calls attention to the omission of the direct care workforce from this discussion. Direct care workers provide older adults and people with disabilities needed support with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) in both institutional settings and in the home and community..