Caregivers on the Front Line: Building a Better Direct-Care Workforce
01/01/2011 | 1082 Requests *
This article presents an overview of the direct-care workforce, touching upon training requirements, demographics, wages and benefits, and employment settings. It notes that, despite the U.S. needing more direct-care workers than ever, job quality in the field remains extremely low. The article proceeds to list several ways that policymakers and employer practices can improve the quality of direct-care jobs. The article was written by PHI Director of Policy Research, Dorie Seavey.
Caregiving; Independent Living; Long Term Services and Supports; Medicaid; Personal Assistant; Respite; Direct-Care Workforce; Growing Elder Population; Personal-Care
Aides; Home Health Aides; Workforce Improvements; Quality of Care; Service Delivery Systems
Affordable Care Act (ACA), Aging Issues, Employment Programs, Long-Term Care, Workforce/Direct Care
Research / Journal abstracts
GENERATIONS – Journal of the American Society on Aging
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