New Report and Resources to Support Your Workforce ChallengesCaregiver Needed: How the Nation's Workforce Shortages Make It Harder to Age Well at Home, a new report from USAging, reveals that many AAAs and direct care providers across the country are facing workforce shortages that are threatening their ability to provide home and community-based services to older adults who depend on them.
The report, based on a survey of AAAs, revealed that 41 percent of AAA survey respondents have staff vacancies ranging from five to 15 percent and one-third of AAA respondents reported that they had lost at least half of their volunteer workforce since 2019.
As a result of direct care workforce shortages:
- 99 percent of responding AAAs reported that older adults in their service areas are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness
- 94 percent of AAAs reported that older adults were not receiving services as often as they were needed and
- 92 percent reported that some older adults were not able to receive one or more of the services they need at all
Additional Resources to Support Your Work
PowerPoint Slides: Add selected slides into your own presentations or reports to support your advocacy work.
Impact of Workforce Shortages on AAAs and Older Adults: Results from a USAging Poll: Watch the recording of our September 8 webinar for a brief overview of key findings and summary of current national policy opportunities.
Stopgap Measures to Address Workforce Challenges: Join us on October 4 at 3:00 pm ET to hear from a panel of AAA leaders who will discuss innovative strategies they are using to address direct care worker shortages during this webinar. Register now!
Coming in November: Plan to join us for a webinar, Strategies to Improve Employee Engagement and Retention at AAAs. Stay tuned for more details!