California’s Medicaid Personal Care Assistants: Characteristics and Turnover among Family and Non-family Caregivers
July 15, 2015
This report provides demographic information about home care consumers who receive supports and services through California’s In-Home Supportive Services program, as well as the personal care assistants (PCAs) who provide that care. The researchers found that 63.5 percent of IHSS PCAs are related to their consumers. They also track turnover data; they show that turnover is higher among PCAs who are not related to their consumers, and that higher wages correlated strongly with lower turnover rates.