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Home Care Employment in the Buffalo Region: Opportunities for Improvement

Fact Sheet
January 14, 2020
Home Care Employment in the Buffalo Region: Opportunities for Improvement

Can cooperative development help improve employment in Buffalo’s home care sector? This fact sheet summarizes the findings from PHI’s study of the feasibility of cooperative development and other strategies for: improving job opportunities for Buffalo’s home care workers, addressing the home care workforce crisis, and strengthening access to quality care for those who need it.

Key Takeaways

Buffalo home care employers are struggling to recruit and retain enough home care workers to meet growing demand.
This study examines the feasibility of cooperative development in Buffalo’s home care sector as a strategy for improving job opportunities in the region.
A cooperatively structured agency could add significant value to the prospect of home care employment for job seekers in the Buffalo region.
 
Kezia Scales, PhD
About The Author

Kezia Scales, PhD

Director of Policy Research
Kezia Scales oversees PHI’s national research strategies to effectively study the direct care workforce and its relationship to long-term care, providing an evidence base to inform public policies on this critical workforce.
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