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Preparing for the Needs of an Aging California: Building and Supporting California’s Direct Care Workforce

January 1, 2011

This policy brief presents recommendations from a 2010 convening on California’s direct care workforce hosted by The SCAN Foundation. The brief covers areas such as demographics, training, recruitment, and retention among this workforce.

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Key Takeaways

Low pay is recognizably the single most visible defining characteristic of the direct care occupation.
Retaining direct care workers is often distilled to three elements: improvements in pay, training, and conditions.
Interest in improving the quality, content, and structure of training for CA’s CNAs and HHAs is strong and growing.

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