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Closing the Care Gap: Opportunities for Employers to Support and Grow Colorado’s Direct Care Workforce

Report Training & Advanced Roles
July 20, 2020

Colorado’s care gap underscores the need for employers to better recruit and retain direct care workers. Many employers have already begun deploying creative solutions in their own communities. This report highlights unique struggles faced by direct care workers in Colorado and what employers can do—and in many cases, are already doing—to address them.

Key Takeaways

Colorado’s older adult population is growing faster than the direct care workforce that many rely on.
Efforts to recruit direct care workers face a wide range of challenges.
Employers are using a variety of recruitment/retention strategies and can learn from one another.

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