Direct-care healthcare workers: You get what you pay for
March 1, 2001
Generations Vol. 25, No.1
The options for expanding the general labor pool will likely remain limited while the number of entry-level caregivers is actually shrinking. Unfortunately, our healthcare system cannot adequately respond to these labor-market changes. Restrictions by third-party payers on paraprofessional service providers limit the wages, benefits and working conditions they can offer to direct-care workers.
Dawson, Steven, and Rick Surpin
Caring for the Future
Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.