Direct Care Workforce Solutions Forum

July 22nd– 9:30 -11:30 AM
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee (prior to Georgia Gerontology Society Conference Opening Session)

There is a crisis facing the direct care workforce. These critical jobs are the frontline in caring for older Georgians. As more and more Americans age, the need for qualified caregivers continues to grow.

Join funders, legislators, providers, and job trainers for this solutions-oriented forum to position Georgia to become a leader by strengthening the direct care workforce pipeline.

You are invited to join the conversation as providers in home and community-based agencies, nursing home and personal care homes administration, staff, students, GGS members, and others interested in learning more about strategies to strengthen the pipeline of qualified workers in long-term care.

Speakers include leaders from state and local government, funders, and local companies.

    • State Representative Jesse Petrea
    • Caylee Noggle, Georgia Student Finance Commission
    • Catherine Ivey, Georgia Department of Community Health
    • Dr. Jennifer Craft Morgan, Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University
    • John Helton, Atlanta CareerRise
    • Pam Clayton, Georgia Health Care Association
    • Mary Helton, A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab
    • Sue Burgess, Atlanta Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging

Hosted by Thanks Mom & Dad Fund, in partnership with Georgia Gerontology Society, AARP-Georgia, Alzheimer’s Association-Georgia Chapter, Atlanta Regional Commission AAA, Georgia Council on Aging, Georgia Health Care Association, Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University, and LeadingAge Georgia.

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