Caregivers on the Front Line: Building a Better Direct-Care Workforce

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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.
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Seavey, Dorie
GENERATIONS – Journal of the American Society on Aging
Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Long-Term Care
Direct-Care Workforce; Growing Elder Population; Personal-Care Aides; Home Health Aides; Workforce Improvements; Quality of Care; Service Delivery Systems


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