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Value the Care! No. 2: Revised “Companionship Exemption” Strengthens Jobs and Care…

Brief
December 1, 2013

This report argues that extending basic wage protections to home care workers will strengthen and stabilize the home care workforce, thereby better positioning the U.S. to care for its rising elder population.

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Key Takeaways

Providing FLSA protections to home care workers is good for the economy.
FLSA will help recruit and retain workers, ensuring older adults and people with disabilities can access services..
FLSA protections will help improve quality of home care by reducing turnover and improving continuity of care.
 
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