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The Direct Care Workforce Crisis: Factors Affecting Employee Retention and Turnover Amidst a Pandemic

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January 1, 2022

This report gives a broad overview of the multiple crises facing the direct care workforce, such as workforce shortages caused by retention issues and high rates of turnover, increasing rates of people requiring care, low wages and benefit packages, and a lack of consideration for direct care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. To view the original source, click here.

Key Takeaways

There needs to be more federal investment in the direct care workforce to address the significant shortage of workers.
Government programs should develop interventions to address the direct care workforce shortage.
The pandemic exacerbated pre-existing issues among the direct care workforce.

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