Proposed bill ‘great first step’ toward addressing long-term care workforce challenges

August 10, 2021

A bill to reauthorize funding for programs that prevent elder abuse also would provide $400 million annually for states to enhance education and training for direct care workers in long-term care settings.

Senior living association leaders are calling the Elder Justice Reauthorization and Modernization Act of 2021 a “great first step” to helping providers recruit and retain workers.

Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living, said the bill incorporates proposals from the association’s Care For Our Seniors Act and provides a “desperately needed focus on workforce investment.”

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