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California’s Direct Care Workforce: Who They Are, The Work They Do, and Why It Matters

Brief Expanding Access & Cultural Competence
January 1, 2023

Direct care workers in California have taxing, challenging jobs that are not appropriately compensated. However, the need for direct care workers is growing along with the aging demographics of California’s population. California has a Master Plan for Aging that attempts to address direct care worker needs going into the future. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

California will have a shortage of direct care workers by 2030.
A multifaceted approach is needed to supplement and boost the direct care workforce in California.
California is investing in direct care workers to attempt to meet the growing need for this workforce.

Caring for the Future

Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.

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