Setting the Agenda: Data Driven Advocacy to Address Home Care Aide Policy
February 1, 2018
This report uses findings from surveys of Massachusetts home care agencies and home care aides to develop a policy agenda. The results revealed that recruitment and retention of home care aides are challenges. Meanwhile, workers were dissatisfied with their wages, benefits, schedules, and lack of career advancement opportunities. Data-drive policy recommendations fall into five categories: (1) increase recruitment efforts; (2) improve retention; (3) maximize hours currently worked; (4) stabilize schedules; and (5) up-skill and integrate.