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Understanding Direct Care Workers: A Snapshot of two of America's Most Important Jobs - Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides
Review findings from two new federally sponsored national surveys, both representing a major advance in data available about two of America’s most important jobs, certified nursing assistants working in nursing homes and home health aides in home health and hospice care settings.
Caregivers on the Front Line: Building a Better Direct-Care Workforce
This article, written by PHI Director of Policy Research, Dorie Seavey, presents an overview of the direct-care workforce, touching upon training requirements, demographics, wages and benefits, and employment settings. It also discusses practices that policy makers and employers can utilize to improve the quality of direct-care jobs.
Who are Direct-Care Workers?
View this data-filled fact sheet published by PHI. Direct-care workers provide 70-80% of the paid long-term care and personal assistance received by the elderly or individuals living with disabilities. Included is an analysis showing that wages and benefits for these frontline health care workers continue to be woefully inadequate.
(Please note: Below is a portion of the Workforce documents available on the Clearinghouse. To view all Workforce related documents, click the link below)