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PHI Survey: How to Support Direct Care Workers during COVID-19

March 20, 2020

Direct care workers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis, supporting older people and people with serious medical conditions. Like the individuals they serve, direct care workers are also at high risk—from infection, financial hardship, and more. Long-term care leaders are also facing enormous challenges as they confront this crisis and try to keep everyone safe. What can our sector do to support this vital workforce during this unprecedented challenge?

We want to hear from you—long-term care employers, direct care workers, consumers, family members, and other long-term care leaders and advocates. What is happening in the field right now? What are the most pressing workforce concerns to address? What are long-term care providers—including nursing homes, assisted living, and home care agencies—already doing to support workers, and what additional resources do they need?

Please take five minutes to complete this short survey. Your answers will help us raise awareness, build support, and disseminate best practices for supporting the direct care workforce—and their employers—through these challenging times.

If you are a long-term care employer, click here

(Note: This link is for owners, administrators, and managers from nursing homes, assisted living, home care agencies, and other long-term care setting)

All others, click here

(Note: This link is for direct care workers, long-term care consumers, family members, and other long-term care leaders and advocates)

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