Join us in 2021 as AGE-u-cate continues on a Virtual Road Trip around the globe to empower and ignite participants by learning from innovators, change agents and creative minds in the dementia care space!
Our next stop is…

Direct Care Workforce Policy
The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced the vulnerabilities of older adults, people with disabilities, and direct care workers while sparking a renewed discussion on these populations. Why has this pandemic placed at risk so people in nursing homes and across the aging and long-term care system? How has a history of racial and gender injustice exacerbated these inequalities? And how can we advocate for improvements that would strengthen services and supports for consumers and enhance jobs for 4.6 million home care workers and nursing assistants?
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
1:00 p.m. U.S. Central Time

Robert Espinoza
Vice President of Policy at PHI

Robert Espinoza is the Vice President of Policy at PHI, where he oversees its national policy advocacy, research, and public education division in support of the direct care workforce. Robert is a nationally recognized expert and frequent speaker on aging, long-term care, and workforce issues—and serves on the board of directors for the American Society on Aging and the National Academy of Social Insurance. In 2020, he was selected for the first-ever CARE 100 list of the most innovative people working to re-imagine how we care in America today and as one of Next Avenue’s 2020 Influencers in Aging.


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