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Understanding Direct Care Workers: A Snapshot of Two of America’s Most Important Jobs: Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides

March 1, 2011

This report, published by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), highlights findings from two ASPE-sponsored national surveys: the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey and the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey. The report is intended to help multiple audiences understand direct care jobs, issues, and challenges; and to establish useful benchmarks for future interventions and improvements.

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Key Takeaways

Direct care workers are the cornerstone of high quality and essential paid long-term care.
It is critical to recruit, support, and train workers for success within a reorganized health care system.
Direct care workforce data collection and monitoring is vital to inform and evaluate new initiatives.

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