Purpose and Potential: Elevating the Caregiving Workforce to Build the Care Economy of the Future



November 8, 2022


Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

11:40 GMT | 12:40 CET | 6:40am EST

Everywhere around the world, the caregiving sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the economy, due to the aging of society and resulting increased demand for care. The potential of the care economy is unlimited, creating opportunities for job growth while contributing to more efficient and more personalized care. The caregiving workforce is a critical linchpin in the future of long-term care systems, healthy aging and the sustainability of the Silver Economy, but policies, practices and perceptions need to change to achieve this potential.


Michael Wright
Director of Corporate Operations, Home Instead Ireland
Simon Bottery
Senior Fellow, Social Care at The King's Fund
Teena Gates
Family caregiver and former journalist
Stefania Ilinca
Technical Advisor on Long-term Care, WHO European Office, World Health Organization
Joseph Musgrave
CEO of Home and Community Care Ireland (HCCI)
Eileen Rocard
Junior Health Analyst, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
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