A new data report published last week by PHI notes that there are 4.6 million direct care workers in the U.S. - including 2.4 million home care workers, 675,000 residential care aides, 527,000 nursing assistants in nursing homes, and roughly 1 million direct care workers employed in other settings. Additionally, 34 percent of the home care workforce is aged 55 and over, compared to 23 percent of the U.S. labor force overall. It’s important to keep statistics like this in mind to better understand our workforce.
For more data detailing the makeup of the home care workforce, industry challenges, and the future demand for home care workers read the report, Direct Care Workers in the United States: Key Facts.
Click here to read the report.