May 2016

posted 05.10.2016
By Steven L. Dawson and Christopher A. Langston Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” With this quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe emblazoned above its imprint, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2008 published the groundbreaking Retooling for an Aging…
posted 05.10.2016
By Jessica Nagro and Michèle J. Saunders The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA) is a group of thirty-one national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America (see below for a roster of EWA members). The Institute of Medicine (…
posted 05.10.2016
By Rani Snyder and Nancy E. Lundebjerg In 1978, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) grappled with the challenge that an aging America would present to the healthcare workforce. It wrestled with this issue again in 1993. And in 2008. All of the resulting reports called for increased investment in…
posted 05.10.2016
By Laura N. Gitlin and Nancy Hodgson A well-prepared eldercare workforce is urgently needed worldwide to provide care for the growing population of older adults ages 65 and older (Crisp and Chen, 2014). By 2030, the United States will need an estimated 3.5 million more health and human service…
posted 05.05.2016
By Heather M. Young and Elena O. Siegel The Institute of Medicine’s report, Retooling for an Aging America, envisioned care that is responsive to an aging society, with an adequate supply of competent workers and improved delivery systems, including healthcare teams that work together (IOM, 2008…
posted 05.04.2016
By Abby Marquand and Amy York The caregiving workforce has been described as the “critical link in the availability and quality of services” for our nation’s elders (U.S. Senate Commission on Long-Term Care, 2013). We know that the demand for health and longterm-care services will expand…