Home Care Workers for the Elderly in Washington State and Whatcom County.
Time & Location
About the Event
This is a Northwest Life Passages Coalition Community Conversation. Zoom link is:
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Washington State has been a national leader in long-term support and services among all 50 states. Despite these successes, we continue to suffer from the crisis of caregiver shortage. Such a challenge will only get worse as baby boomers begin to enter their later senior years. The good news is that many entities in our state are working hard and creatively to strengthen and grow a quality long-term care workforce to serve our elderly at home. The Northwest Life Passages Coalition and the Palliative Care Institute have collaborated to host a research team from Western Washington University who will share current conditions of the home care workforce in the state overall and Whatcom county specifically. They will also propose specific advocacy efforts that individuals and families within our community can engage in to help solve this challenge. Presenters include: Baozhen Luo, PhD, Sociology Jodie Howson-Watt, Sociology Sawyer Jarvis, Sociology Jane Polinder, Palliative Care Institute & Human Services