Report: 900,000 More Home Care Workers Needed By 2031

Over the course of the next decade, the direct care workforce is expected to see enormous growth. Despite projections, low wages and other challenges continue to plague the workforce, further compounding the recruitment and retention issues seen across the home-based care space. That’s the key takeaway from a recent report from PHI, a New York-based […]

Lawmakers Introduce Bill Focused On Strengthening Direct Care Workforce, Resources For Family Caregivers

A group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that not only focuses on improving conditions for professional caregivers, but family caregivers as well. On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) — Chairman of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging — joined seven other senators in introducing the Supporting Our Direct Care Workforce and Family Caregivers […]

Top Home Care Trends For 2023

While the home health sector deals with rate cuts, the home care industry is fighting its own monetary battle: the rising cost of services. That’s just one dynamic that could change the way home care agencies do business in the new year. At the same time, providers are also investing in what they believe to […]

Senior Care Groups Urge Senate to Pass Build Back Better ‘Without Shaving Off $1’

A month after the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better bill, LeadingAge and other aging services organizations are urging lawmakers not to reduce the legislation’s investments into home- and community-based services. “The Senate is considering the most important legislation in a generation for older Americans,” Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO of LeadingAge, […]

Millions of Workers Lost Their Jobs During the Pandemic. An ‘Immeasurably Small’ Number Turned to Caregiving.

Most in-home care providers tried searching for silver linings during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the tragic circumstances, for example, some predicted that the economic instability caused by COVID-19 would translate into new recruitment opportunities for workforce-challenged providers. “If restaurant and hospitality workers were laid off, maybe they would find a new […]