WE TAKE ON TODAY’S PRESSING ISSUES
Across the country, direct care workers provide most of the paid, hands-on care for millions of older adults and people with disabilities. These workers are one of the fastest-growing occupations in the country. They form a critical segment of the long-term care sector, which must expand dramatically to support a rapidly growing population of older adults.
Unfortunately, this necessary expansion is jeopardized by low wages, thin benefits, and limited career advancement opportunities, which together contribute to high turnover rates and a growing workforce shortage of paid caregivers. Our families increasingly rely on direct care workers for support, but the supply of workers simply isn’t meeting demand.
PHI exists to address these concerns—our services, research, and advocacy tackle the many challenges facing workers and consumers alike.