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#60CaregiverIssues

As the caregiver shortage worsened, we proposed solutions.

Across the country, families are struggling to support their loved ones as direct care workers leave their roles, fed up with the poor quality of these jobs.

When we imagined #60CaregiverIssues, we sought to address one clear problem: the worsening workforce shortage in home care. Within two years, we unveiled 60 solutions, one idea at a time.

And it worked—we substantially grew our base of online supporters, generated significant media coverage, and inspired policymakers to focus on the range of challenges facing this job sector. The biggest result? Our country seems to understand this problem in a whole new way—as one that affects all of us, and one that can be fixed.

Create an Advanced Role to Improve Care
Issue 9 May 30, 2017

Create an Advanced Role to Improve Care

With proper training, home care workers can take on new responsibilities that support their clients and avoid high costs. PHI partnered with WorkingNation to highlight advanced roles in home care.
Enhance Access to Rural Home Care
Issue 17 September 21, 2017

Enhance Access to Rural Home Care

Home care in Wisconsin is challenging, especially in rural areas, where direct care workers are in short supply and often travel long distances to reach clients. Read our in-depth report.
Create a Division of Paid Care
Issue 34 March 13, 2018

Create a Division of Paid Care

In 2016, New York City established a division of paid care to support home care workers, nannies, and housecleaners throughout the city. Here's what they’ve learned.
Recruit Younger Workers
Issue 36 April 3, 2018

Recruit Younger Workers

Younger workers might be part of the answer to ensuring that the direct care workforce can meet growing demand. Check out the facts and figures.
Form a Statewide Coalition
Issue 45 August 29, 2018

Form a Statewide Coalition

A unified voice in support of direct care workers can change this sector for the better. PHI interviews a group of leading experts.
Establish a National Benchmark
Issue 46 September 4, 2018

Establish a National Benchmark

Annual data on U.S. home care workers helps reveal how they fare over time–and where they need support. This year's research brief offers a snapshot on this important workforce.
Strengthen the Entire Workforce
Issue 47 September 6, 2018

Strengthen the Entire Workforce

When we strengthen jobs for nursing assistants, we elevate the value of direct care across the sector. Here's our annual date on nursing assistants employed in nursing homes.
Support Worker-Centered Technology
Issue 52 October 23, 2018

Support Worker-Centered Technology

What are the various benefits and potential harms of technology innovations for direct care jobs? Here are 7 ways that technology is strengthening the direct care workforce.
Promote E-Learning Approaches
Issue 53 November 6, 2018

Promote E-Learning Approaches

E-learning approaches are becoming increasingly popular in long-term care, but are there drawbacks? PHI's Jerry Philip explains.
Change the Media Narrative
Issue 54 November 13, 2018

Change the Media Narrative

Balanced journalism on the direct care workforce educates and inspires everyone. Here are the top 20 news stories of 2018.
Produce an Original Report
Issue 55 November 20, 2018

Produce an Original Report

Organizations are increasingly publishing important reports on direct care. Here are nine policy reports from 2018 that caught our eye.
Listen to Worker Stories
Issue 57 December 4, 2018

Listen to Worker Stories

Worker stories illustrate why it's essential to tap into their wisdom to strengthen workforce interventions. Here are five stories from 2018.
Educate through Social Media
Issue 58 December 11, 2018

Educate through Social Media

In 2018, PHI launched social media campaigns in Minnesota and Wisconsin, rapidly raising awareness about the home care crisis. Here's what we did.
Stay Current on News and Trends
Issue 59 December 18, 2018

Stay Current on News and Trends

2018 exemplifies why it's important to stay on top of the latest developments–it was a remarkable year for workers, with promise for more. Here's what you missed.
Dream Big Ideas
Issue 60 December 26, 2018

Dream Big Ideas

Great ideas are improving the lives of direct care workers, but there's room for more imagination. We salute the end of #60CaregiverIssues.