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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

January 1, 2011

This report details findings from two national surveys on certified nursing assistants and home health aides. The goal of the report is to help various audiences understand these jobs and establish useful benchmarks for targeted improvement efforts.

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Key Takeaways

Females, immigrants, and minorities are disproportionately represented in the direct care workforce.
High proportions of long-term care workers must balance employment with substantial family care giving obligations.
Most home health aides report finding their job via newspaper, TV, or radio ad, or through prior home care work.

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