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The Direct Care Workforce: Year in Review (2018)

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December 12, 2018
The Direct Care Workforce: Year in Review (2018)

2018 was a remarkable year for the direct care workforce. Organizations released an array of research and policy reports that deepened our knowledge on these workers, while journalists delved deeper into this topic, exploring the effects on this workforce of immigration, sexual harassment, and more. State and federal advocates advanced policy measures to strengthen data collection, fund geriatrics training, and support family caregivers, as three examples. And providers launched initiatives to improve home care jobs in rural areas, as well as to tap the power of technology to enhance direct care. Our first-ever “Year in Review” summarizes the year’s most important developments for the direct care workforce.

Key Takeaways

2018 was a remarkable year for the direct care workforce.
In 2018, organizations released an array of research and policy reports that deepened our knowledge on direct care workers.
In 2018, state and federal advocates advanced policy measures to strengthen data collection, fund geriatrics training, and support family caregivers, as three examples.
 
Robert Espinoza
About The Author

Robert Espinoza

Vice President of Policy
Robert Espinoza oversees PHI's national policy, research, and communications division. He has been a national policy expert, communications strategist, and writer for 20 years.
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