Retooling for an Aging America Building the Health Care Workforce

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Description: As the first of the nation's 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care workforce that is undersized and increasingly unprepared to meet their specific health needs.

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: National Academies Press
Publication date: 9/27/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

As the first of the nation's 78 million baby boomers begin reaching age 65 in 2011, they will face a health care workforce that is undersized and increasingly unprepared to meet their specific health needs.

Summary
Introduction
Chapter Summary
Challenges to Improving Care for Older Adults
Study Charge and Approach
Overall Conclusions
Overview of the Report
Health Status and Health Care Service Utilization
Chapter Summary
The Health and Long-Term Care Needs of Older Adults
Current Utilization of Health Care Services
Differences by Demographic Characteristics
Projections
Implications for Financial Resources
Conclusion
New Models of Care
Chapter Summary
A Vision for Care in the Future
New Models of Care Delivery
Paying for New Models of Care
Dissemination of New Models of Care
Development of Future Models and Further Research
Implications for the Workforce
Conclusion
The Professional Health Care Workforce
Chapter Summary
Supply and Distribution
The Current State of Geriatric Education and Training
Trends Affecting the Future of Education and Training
Recruitment and Retention
Conclusion
The Direct-Care Workforce
Chapter Summary
Direct-Care Occupations
Workforce Demographics
Education and Training Requirements
Recruitment and Retention Challenges
Improving Recruitment and Retention
Conclusion
Patients and Informal Caregivers
Chapter Summary
Patients
Informal Caregivers
Conclusion
Appendixes
Committee Biographies
Commissioned Papers
Workshop Presentations
Index

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