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Direct Care Workforce: An Integral Part of Long-Term Services and Supports

January 1, 2013

The purpose of this issue brief is to highlight basic facts about direct care workers, summarizing key findings from two surveys of the direct care workforce: the National Home Health Aide Survey and the National Nursing Assistant Survey.

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Key Takeaways

Direct care workers are an essential part of a robust long-term care workforce.
Direct care work is difficult, the wages are low and fringe benefits are often limited.
To meet growing demand, policymakers must address recruiting, supporting, and training direct care workers.

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