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Interventions to Reduce the Impact of Client Death on Home Care Aides: Employers’ Perspectives

Journal Article Expanding Access & Cultural Competence
February 1, 2021

Qualitative interviews with home care agencies in NYC found that most agencies provided reactive rather than proactive supports after client death. Participants stated that limited funding and policy resources prevented them from expanding supports.

Key Takeaways

Client death can have large implications for home health aides - both financially and emotionally.
Participants were only able to provide reactive, rather than proactive, support to workers after client death.
Funding for wages, paid time off, and supportive services would help mitigate barriers to supporting workers.

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