Capitol Correspondence - 01.02.24

ANCOR’s Direct Support Workforce Survey Reveals Ongoing Crisis Necessitates Greater Investments

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Before the new year, ANCOR released the State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2023. The latest findings represent the first longitudinal view of trends data in our fourth issuance of the survey.  

Key findings include:  

  • 95% of respondents indicated they had experienced moderate or severe staffing shortages in the past year.  
  • More than half (54%) of respondents indicated they deliver services in an area where few or no other providers deliver similar services 
  • More than three-fourths (77%) of respondents reported turning away new referrals in the past year due to ongoing staffing shortages.  
  • 72% of respondents reported that they had experienced difficulties adhering to established quality standards due to ongoing staffing challenges.  
  • Of those respondents that reported offering case management services, fully three-fourths indicated they had experienced difficulties connecting people with services due to a lack of available providers. 

For more on the survey results, see the State of America’s Direct Support Workforce Crisis 2023.