House Stimulus Package Sets Aside $200 Billion for Front-Line Worker Hazard Pay

On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, the latest COVID-19 stimulus bill. Of note for home-based care providers hoping to keep their front-line staff, the proposed relief package includes a $200 billion fund for essential worker hazard pay.  Increasingly, the coronavirus has placed home-based care workers on […]

Coronavirus Worsening Workforce Challenges for Many In-Home Caregivers

Home care workers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis. But for many of these caregivers, the outbreak has only exacerbated the ongoing workforce challenges associated with the in-home care space. “The coronavirus crisis has exposed the holes in the safety net and the deep inequities that direct-care workers face,” Robert Espinoza, vice president […]

Federally Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Would ‘Add Fuel to the Fire’ for In-Home Care Providers

As the national concern over COVID-19 — the coronavirus — continues to grow, U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require all employers to provide paid sick leave to workers. If passed, the bills would likely place a bigger squeeze on the country’s home-based care providers, which often operate on razor-thin profit margins. On Friday, […]

Demand for Home Caregiver Jobs Continues to Surge

In the decade spanning from 2018 to 2028, the in-home care industry will need to fill an estimated 4.7 million home care jobs, according to a new report released by PHI. The estimate — slightly higher than previous projections — is yet another reminder of the workforce pressure nearly all U.S. home care providers face. […]

How To Tackle The Caregiver Crisis — Once And For All

More than 15 million U.S. adults require some degree of personal care, whether it’s from a friend, family member or paid caregiver. But factors such as the worsening caregiver shortage and the fragmentation of services are making formalized care harder to receive.  That’s according to a new report from New York-based direct care workforce advocacy […]

18% of Home Care Workers Live Below the Federal Poverty Line

Despite the exceedingly high demand for their services, one in six U.S. caregivers lives in poverty. That’s according to new data from PHI, a New York-based national research, consulting and direct care advocacy organization. The organization releases an overview of wage and employment trends in the U.S. home care workforce annually. The research gleans information […]

32% of Employees Quit Jobs to Provide Informal Care at Home

Throughout the past decade, more and more Americans have been forced to leave their jobs to take care of aging loved ones. It’s a trend all but guaranteed to continue moving forward — unless employers start teaming up with home care providers. In the U.S. alone, roughly 44 million people step in as informal caregivers. […]