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“It’s Like They Forget That the Word ‘Health’ is in ‘Home Health Aide’”: Understanding the Perspectives of Home Care Workers Who Care for Adults With Heart Failure

Journal Article
November 1, 2018

This article describes how home care workers face unique challenges in assisting people with heart failure. Through structured focus group discussions, the study finds home care workers feel undervalued and disconnected from the care system. However, they also love their jobs. Home care workers who assist people with heart failure in particular are frightened by the condition because they find it unpredictable and they are untrained in caring for someone with heart failure.

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Key Takeaways

Home care workers feel underrepresented in care teams.
Home care workers are frightened caring for someone with heart failure.
Workers desire more training in specific conditions.
 
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