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We owe our elders respect and compassion for creating the world we live in. We have a labor shortage for practically every industry including medical workers. Long term care workers are a key factor in providing services to our elderly and are undervalued in society. We’d like to see them have greater ability for career advancement; for example, grow from care workers to technicians to nurses depending on their motivation for higher pay, better benefits and professional development. An apprenticeship model of advancement where you earn while you learn is the preferred way to approach this industry. The workers caring for our loved ones should be incentivized with higher pay, better benefits and tuition reimbursement for advancement in their field. We like to see more people age at home to as great a degree as possible through preventative healthcare, technology and at-home assistance, saving individuals money in reducing the number of long term care workers needed.