Envisioning the Future of Home Care: Trends and Opportunities in Workforce Policy and Practic

REPORT
OCTOBER 15, 2019

Envisioning the Future of Home Care: Trends and Opportunities in Workforce Policy and PracticeThis report identifies opportunities for strengthening the home care workforce and improving home care access and quality. The report has three parts: Part I describes the current and projected home care landscape, focusing in turn on consumers, workers, and the sector, while Parts II and III begin building a vision for the future of home care services in the United States. The report culminates with recommendations for achieving this vision.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Fifteen million adults living at home in the United States require some degree of personal assistance.
Home care workers provide more paid support than any other segment of the HCBS workforce.
What are the main factors impacting the home care delivery system and workforce in the United States?
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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