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Improving Career Opportunities for Immigrant Women In-Home Care Workers

Report
February 1, 2013

This report examines the specific challenges that female immigrant home care workers face, including risk of abuse, language barriers, and problems related to citizenship status. The author argues that the home care workforce will rely increasingly on well-trained immigrant women workers to provide care for the aging baby boomer generation. The report details numerous existing training and career-ladder programs — including the PHI Coaching Approach — that have proven effective at lowering turnover among home care workers.

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Key Takeaways

The lack of support and opportunities provided to foreign-born female care workers impacts care quality.
Training should build on ESL, financial support, standards and regulations that include independent workers.
Examples of such programs include the PHI Coaching Approach and career advancement models.
 
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