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A Profile of the Assisted Living Direct Care Workforce in the United States

Journal Article
February 1, 2018

This study of direct care workers in assisted living settings in the U.S. examine three characteristics of the workforce: demographics, employment, and training. The results find key differences between workers in assisted living and other direct care workers. The study also uncovers gaps in required training topics.

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Key Takeaways

Workers in assisted living are more likely to be young white men.
More workers in assisted living settings were born in the U.S. as compared to other settings.
Self care and the aide's role were not required training topics in assisted living regulations in any setting.

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