Caregivers on the front line: Building a better direct-care workforce

Seavey, D. (2010-2011, Winter). Caregivers on the front line: Building a better direct-care workforce. GENERATIONS – Journal of the American Society on Aging, 34(4), pp.27-35.

Abstract

This article presents an overview of the direct-care workforce, touching upon training requirements, demographics, wages and benefits, and employment settings. It notes that, despite the U.S. needing more direct-care workers than ever, job quality in the field remains extremely low. The article proceeds to list several ways that policymakers and employer practices can improve the quality of direct-care jobs. Abstract from: http://www.directcareclearinghouse.org/l_art_det.jsp?res_id=305810

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