8 Signs the Shortage in Paid Caregivers Is Getting Worse


PHI's research and consulting experiences with providers nationwide routinely show that the caregiving workforce isn’t strong enough to meet demand — and it affects the entire system of caregiving. Families can't find home care workers, so relatives quit their jobs and deplete their savings to care for a loved one. Workers leave emotionally fulfilling caregiving jobs because they can't afford to live on $10 an hour or because they see few opportunities to advance in their careers in this occupation. Home care agencies, nursing homes, and managed care plans struggle to find workers willing to take these jobs, and they feel strapped by the paucity in state Medicaid funding.

Robert Espinoza
Publication Date: 
February 2017

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