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The Direct Care Workforce—Raising the Floor of Job Quality

Journal Article
March 1, 2016

In this journal article, PHI Founder Steven Dawson discusses the various factors that cause widespread direct care job vacancies including: economic factors, a disempowered direct care workforce, and high demand paired with a short supply of workers. The article recommends that workers receive better pay, benefits, and consistent schedules.

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Key Takeaways

Job vacancies will be created by rising demand, low supply of workers, and falling unemployment.
An unstable direct care workforce threatens care quality.
Direct care workers have less power in decision-making than payers.
 
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