Eldercare Workforce Alliance

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The Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA), a project of the Tides Center, is a coalition of 28 US national organizations that came together to focus on short- and long-term healthcare workforce issues relating to older adults.[1]

Overview[edit]

In response to the Institute of Medicine's report Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Healthcare Workforce, over twenty organizations that represent consumers, family caregivers, the direct care workforce, and healthcare professions, joined together with the aim of delivering high-quality care to an aging population.[2] As the baby-boomers retire, caring for the America's older adults will become a growing challenge.[3]

The organization supports additional training in geriatrics for health care professionals, including home care workers and revising the companionship exemption, a provision in the Fair Labor Standards Act that excludes home care aides from receiving minimum wage and overtime protections.[4] In February 2013 the Eldercare Workforce Alliance wrote on this topic in a Huffington Post article titled The State of Quality Care Demands Quality Jobs.[5]

Member organizations[edit]

The Eldercare Workforce Alliance consists of 28 organizations:[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who We Are > About Us > Eldercare Workforce Alliance". Eldercareworkforce.org. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Who We Are > About Us > Eldercare Workforce Alliance". Eldercareworkforce.org. Retrieved 2013-08-18. 
  3. ^ Span, Paula Even Fewer Geriatricians in Training. New York Times. January 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Gross, Jane A Deadline Missed. New York Times. June 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Lundebjerg, Nancy and Saunders, Michèle J. The State of Quality Care Demands Quality Jobs. Huffington Post. February 13, 2013
  6. ^ "Who We Are > About Us > Eldercare Workforce Alliance". Eldercareworkforce.org. Retrieved 2013-08-18.