Home Care Expected to Drive Need for 2.5 Million Long-Term Care Jobs by 2030
June 19, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
At least 2.5 million more aging services workers will be needed by the year 2030 to accommodate the needs of an aging population, according to an article in the June 2015 Health Affairs. The authors project that those age 65 or older will represent 20% of the U.S. population by 2030, with as many as 19 million individuals requiring long-term care by 2050. Based on current utilization rates, disability and comorbidity among the elderly population, and the projected growth in nonresidential aging services care, the authors project an overall 79% growth in long-term care employment.