More than 2 million home care workers across the U.S. provide personal assistance and health care support to older adults and people with disabilities in home and community-based settings. With a median hourly wage of $10.49 and inconsistent work hours, home care workers typically earn $13,800 annually. One in four home care workers lives below the federal poverty line (FPL). This research brief provides a statistical overview of home care workers in the U.S.
Stephen Campbell is a Policy Research Associate at PHI. In this capacity, he contributes research, analysis, and writing on issues affecting the direct care workforce with the goal of impacting state and national policy.
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