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Essential but Undervalued: Understanding the Home Care Workforce Shortage in the Hudson Valley

Report Data Collection & Quality
July 1, 2020

Based on surveys, interviews, and data analysis, this study examines the scope and causes of the Hudson Valley’s home care workforce shortage and provides recommendations to address it.

Key Takeaways

The Hudson Valley, like much of the U.S., is facing a home care workforce shortage.
Low wages, inadequate benefits, and job instability inhibit worker recruitment and retention.
Policymakers must improve compensation and expand long-term care funding options to address this workforce crisis.

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