By Monica E. Oss, Chief Executive Officer There is no doubt that we have a growing shortfall of workers to provide long-term services and supports. The United States (U.S.) population of adults age 65 and older is projected to increase by 84% over 35 years, from nearly 50 million in 2015 to 88 million in 2050. In addition, 61 million consumers—26% of all adults in the U.S.—have a disability (see Disability Impacts All Of Us). Of that population, 51% are 18 to 64 years old, while 41% are 65 and older (see 2017 Disability Statistics Annual Report). At the same time, the pandemic has created an increased demand for services delivered in home—with consumers (and payers) looking at hospital-at-home, home-based replacement…
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