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Report March 9, 2021

Quality Jobs Are Essential: California’s Direct Care Workforce and the Master Plan for Aging

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Quality Jobs Are Essential: California’s Direct Care Workforce and the Master Plan for Aging This report provides a detailed overview of the state’s direct care workforce and examines how California's Master Plan for Aging can improve jobs for this rapidly growing workforce. It describes how the Master Plan supports this workforce, highlights where it incorporated the LTSS Subcommittee's recommendations, and proposes where and how the Master Plan can be strengthened. This report also includes various stories from direct care workers in the state. This report is made possible through generous support from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation.

Key Takeaways

How should California strengthen its response to the state’s aging and equity realities, and where should it invest its resources?
California's Master Plan for Aging can improve economic security for direct care workers and care for consumers, while also boosting the economy.
The direct care workforce is projected to add nearly 200,000 new jobs between 2018 and 2028.
 
Robert Espinoza
About The Author

Robert Espinoza

Executive Vice President of Policy
Robert Espinoza oversees PHI's national policy, research, and communications division. He has been a national policy expert, communications strategist, and writer for 20 years.

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