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California’s Homecare Crisis: Raising Wages is Key to the Solution

Brief
November 1, 2017

This report analyzes the supply and demand for home care workers in California and finds that low wages drive turnover in the field. Further, turnover comes at a high cost; employers must divert resources to recruitment, and the workforce shortage could contribute to nursing home admissions.

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Key Takeaways

Low wages drive turnover among home care workers in California.
High turnover costs employers approximately $2,500 per employee.
Workforce shortages could lead to costly nursing home admissions.
 
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