Workforce Retention and Development are Focus of Long-Term Care Providers

The economic impact of the long-term care profession is significant and expected to grow along with the aging demographic in the Nation and in Pennsylvania. Check back periodically for research, data and statistics on workforce development and retention and economic impact.

Workforce Resources

AHCA Annual Staffing Survey

Results of an annual survey of turnover, retention and vacancy statistics for RNs, LPNs and CNAs in nursing facilities. Nursing facilities employed a total of 1,662,910 individuals in 2012, according to the United States Department of Labor. Direct care staff make up the largest proportion of staff in nursing facilities.

January 2015
Out of Order Out of Time: The State of the Nation’s Health Workforce

Report from the Association of Academic Health Centers

July 2008
Pennsylvania Congressional Districts Long Term Health Care Statistics

Analysis of the economic impact of Long Term Care by PA Congressional District completed by AHCA and NCAL.

December 2011
Valuing the Invaluable: A New Look at the Economic Value of Family Caregiving, AARP

AARP Report on the Value of Family Caregivers.  In 2009, about 42.1 million family caregivers in the United States provided care to an adult with limitations in daily activities at any given point in time, and about 61.6 million provided care at some time during the year. The estimated economic value of their unpaid contributions was approximately $450 billion in 2009, up from an estimated $375 billion in 2007.

January 2011
Workforce at a Glance

U.S. Long Term Care Workforce at a Glance is a compilation of national data completed by AHCA and NCAL.

January 2010
Partner spotlight

PharMerica has served the pharmacy needs of nursing facilities for over 30 years, operating over 100 pharmacy locations that fulfill the daily medication needs of hundreds of thousands of nursing facility residents throughout the country. At PharMerica, we have a singular focus on service, collaborating with our clients to develop products and services that help them provide quality care, control costs, and remain compliant with ever-changing regulations.

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