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Keys to building stronger, more equitable LTC workforce: report

As nursing homes, assisted living communities and home care agencies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to face another daunting challenge: the ongoing low supply of direct care workers to assist the growing numbers of aging Americans. To help the industry build a stronger, more equitable workforce, long-term care workers should receive a family-sustaining wage, full-time hours for those who want them, as well as paid leave, health insurance and retirement benefits, among other things.

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