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Supporting Home Care Aides: What Employers Can Do to Assist Their Workers

Journal Article
December 1, 2013

This mixed-methods, longitudinal analysis of data from Maine explored home care workers’ views on how their employers could better support them. The three themes that emerged from interviews with workers were: challenges on the job, compensation strategies, and employer interventions.

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Key Takeaways

Personal care can help workers face immense challenges on the job.
Home care workers in Maine desire higher pay.
Employers have a role in improving worker retention that could be targeted with employer interventions.

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