Home Health

Study: Low wages, recruitment struggles hindering direct care hiring

A new study by PHI National and the University of California San Francisco found that “an immeasurably small number” of displaced workers during the second quarter of 2020 were re-employed into direct care.

The study authors suggested low wages for director care workers likely contributed to the lack of movement into these jobs.

They also suggested recruitment strategies going forward that highlight job characteristics like customer service and teamwork that are drawing applicants to similar fields.

“This research underscores the urgent need to build robust recruitment pipelines into the long-term care field and to make meaningful, lasting improvements in job quality for direct care workers,” the study notes.

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