The COVID-19 crisis has amplified the many long-standing challenges facing the direct care workforce—our new job quality framework aims to address these inequities.
Would You Stay? Rethinking Direct Care Job Quality examines how poor job quality has defined the direct care job for decades, negatively impacting workers, long-term care employers, consumers, and the economy. The report also reviews how the COVID-19 pandemic has endangered the lives of these essential workers and left them unprepared to manage the crisis.
To improve these jobs, this report delineates PHI’s new framework for quality jobs in direct care, which spans five pillars: quality training, fair compensation, quality supervision and support, respect and recognition, and real opportunity.
This report is the fourth installment in a year-long series of reports examining the importance and impact of the direct care workforce. The final, comprehensive report—Caring for the Future: The Power and Potential of America’s Direct Care Workforce—will be released in January 2021.
This report series was made possible through generous support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the Woodcock Foundation.