Database Expansion Offers Close Look into Home Care Workforce, Wages

Industry members can now access data on home care workers on the state level through the launch of a new resource offered by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, as well as training standards that apply state by state.  The new PHI State Data Center is a web-based database that provides state-by-state profiles of direct-care workers including […]

Wages, Hours and Training are Biggest Barriers to Recruiting Home Care Workers

Compensation, lack of full-time hours and training are the largest barriers to recruiting and training direct-care workers in home and community-based programs, according to the findings of a new set of surveys of Michigan Medicaid-funded home and community-based service providers.  The surveys, funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provided […]

Wages Drop for Personal Care Aides in 16 States, Reach Poverty Level

Declining wages for personal care aides (PCAs) have dipped below the poverty level in two-thirds of states, motioning for serious changes to be made to the fastest growing occupation in the county, according to an annual analysis from the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI). In 2011, the national average hourly wage for PCAs was $9.49, what […]