Section 1 January 21, 2020
This report provides a detailed overview of the direct care workforce, describing how the direct care role has evolved in response to industry trends.
Section 2 April 14, 2020
We Can Do Better: How Our Broken Long-Term Care System Undermines Care
This report examines the long-term care industry across settings and service delivery models, highlighting key trends in the industry and financing landscape.
Section 3 June 9, 2020
Direct Care is Real Work: Elevating the Role of the Direct Care Worker
This report describes the roles and responsibilities of direct care workers, with an eye towards training, advanced roles, and care integration.
Section 4 October 13, 2020
Would You Stay?: Rethinking Direct Care Job Quality
This report reexamines the elements of a high-quality direct care job, exploring the barriers and solutions to improving job quality for this workforce.
Full Report January 19, 2021
Caring for the Future: The Power and Potential of America’s Direct Care Workforce
This full report combines the four previous sections, adding an introduction and a comprehensive set of recommendations for both policy and practice.