Eldercare Workforce Alliance (EWA)
The Eldercare Workforce Alliance is a group of 28 national organizations, joined together to address the immediate and future workforce crisis in caring for an aging America. The Institute of Medicine, in its critical report “Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce,” called for immediate investments in preparing our health care system to care for all older adults and their families. In response, the national Eldercare Workforce Alliance was formed – representing consumers, family caregivers, the direct-care workforce, and healthcare professionals – to propose practical solutions to strengthen our eldercare workforce and improve the quality of care.
To address our nation’s worsening eldercare crisis, the Alliance is working to build a caring and competent eldercare workforce, joining in partnership with older adults, their families and other unpaid caregivers – to provide high-quality, culturally-sensitive, person-directed, family-focused care, and improve the quality of life for older adults and their families.