Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recommends that the state build its long-term care workforce capacity to prepare for a projected 74% surge in the number of state residents over age 65 by 2040. The recommendations are directed to employers and state-level stakeholders. The recommendations to employers were as follows: Compensation should focus on increasing retention and reducing turnover by raising wages for direct care staff, increasing non-salary benefits, or offering opportunities to cross train and rotate physically and emotionally demanding direct care roles. Nurses and aides should be included in organizational safety and . . .
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