GCOA and Home Instead, the world’s largest home care network for older adults, published a global report on November 2, 2022, titled Key Insights & Proposed Solutions from the Future of Care and the Caregiving Workforce: Lessons and Insights from the COVID-19 Experience.
The report, based on a workshop of more than 100 global leaders from over 20 OECD member states, spotlights the challenges facing the long-term care workforce, including insights from the COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented demand brought by the aging demographic shift, and prevailing work conditions and perceptions.
The report suggests three top priorities to grow the care workforce to meet current and future care needs:
- Elevate public perceptions of the care workforce;
- Develop standards around training and quality; and
- Improve the current realities for many care workers.