In April 2008 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, which calls for fundamental reform in the way that care is delivered to older adults and puts forth a plan to help ensure that the health care workforce is sufficient in both size and skill to handle the needs of a new generation of older Americans.
The report was the product of a 15-month effort by the institute’s Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans.
- Focus attention by requiring an annual report to Congress on the health care workforce devoted to serving older Americans.
- Enhance the geriatric competence of the health care workforce through changes in training, licensing and certification.
- Increase the recruitment and retention of geriatric specialists and caregivers through financial incentives.
- Promote the development and dissemination of more efficient and effective models of care for elder Americans.
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