HCBS Workforce Faces Domino-Style Collapse Of Pandemic Support

By Bridget Early / June 3, 2022 at 5:04 PM
Home and community-based services workers and family caregivers could face a domino-style collapse of workforce aid in the next several months if supports that are contingent upon the COVID-19 public health emergency are rolled back, which would gut the already-struggling sector if states do not move to make these supports permanent, according to some HCBS advocates and policy experts. HCBS has struggled for decades with workforce shortages, but the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated turnover and has caused many caregivers to pursue...

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