Janette Dill, PhD, MPH
Health Policy and Management
University of Minnesota
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Current Projects - (1)
The Direct Care Workforce in Rural Areas
In this study, we will measure the supply of long-term care services and supports (LTSS) direct care workers relative to older adult populations in rural and urban areas and measure employer and industry turnover among LTSS direct care workers. We will also explore how compensation levels – including wages and employer-based health insurance – are related to and predict worker turnover in the LTSS direct care workforce in rural and urban areas.
Research center: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Topics: Aging, Allied health professionals, Health services, Home health, Long-term care, Post-acute care, Poverty, Rural statistics and demographics, Social determinants of health, Workforce
Publications - (1)
Who Will Care for Rural Older Adults? Measuring the Direct Care Workforce in Rural Areas
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
The policy brief examines disparities in the supply of home health aides and nursing assistants in rural areas compared to urban areas. Researchers estimate the ratio of home health aides and nursing assistants relative to the population of adults (age 65+) across rural and urban areas in the U.S.