Adult & Aging Services Workforce

County Adult and Aging Services departments experience ongoing challenges with recruiting and retaining sufficient skilled staff in Adult Protective Services, In-Home Supportive Services, and other programs. The Mack Center and BASSC are collaborating on an initiative designed to identify successful recruitment and retention strategies that can be implemented across BASSC agencies. 

Current work involves a scoping literature review by Mack Center Director Em Chuang and Mack Center Faculty Affiliate Janette Dill that synthesizes available evidence on recruitment and retention in health and human services. Planned future work includes the design, implementation, and evaluation of workforce recruitment and/or retention strategies, drawing on the scoping literature review as well as information on promising local practices.

Past work has included scoping literature reviews related to Home and Community Based Services for elderly and disabled adults, as well as elder abuse assessment issues in Adult Protective Services.