Older Women Caring for Older Women: The Rewards and Challenges of the Home Care Aide Job
July 1, 2012
This report presents the results of a survey of 261 home care aides with average age 46, nearly all of whom (95%) were female. Researchers gathered information on the workers’ demographic characteristics, wages, benefits, and the extent to which they are satisfied in their jobs. The researchers conclude that if wages and benefits are increased, and employers show more respect toward their workers, home health could become an ideal field for older women seeking employment.