Every day, nearly 4.5 million direct care workers support older adults and people with disabilities across the United States. Who are these workers? And how has their role changed over time?
It’s Time to Care: A Detailed Profile of America’s Direct Care Workforce provides a detailed overview of the direct care workforce (including key concepts and definitions), an analysis of how this role has evolved, and a statistical profile of the workforce with key demographics, socio-economic characteristics, and future employment projections.
Kezia Scales leads PHI’s strategy for building the evidence base on state and national policies and workforce interventions that improve direct care jobs, elevate this essential workforce, and strengthen care processes and outcomes.
Caring for the Future
Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.