Demand for Direct Care Workers Far Outstrips Supply

The direct care workforce will need to fill 8.2 million jobs from 2018 to 2028, with most of those jobs coming in the home care sector, according to a new report from PHI. Almost 4.5 million direct care workers tend to the elderly and disabled in America every day, and with a rapidly aging population…

Home Care Dominates the Best Jobs without a College Degree

Americans are attending college in greater numbers than ever before, but college isn’t for everyone and those who do not attend college still hope to find useful, meaningful work to support themselves and, in some cases, their families. Home health aide is the best job in America for those without a college degree, according to…

NAHC Wants Proposals to Build a Summit to Solve America’s Long-Term Care Workforce Problems

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is extending a request for proposals (RFP) from all interested stakeholders to organize a coalition-based Workforce Summit that will develop evidence-based strategies and solutions to address the workforce challenges faced by the industry. The Workforce Summit will be a catalyst for change, providing specific ideas, plans,…

What Home Health Aides Earn Varies from State to State

There is an enormous need for home health aides in the United States right now, and that need will only continue to grow in the future. As reported here in NAHC Report, home health aide is the most in-demand job in the country, and there is projected to be a massive shortage of home health…

Massive Caregiver Shortage Will Be a Major Challenge for Home Health and Hospice

Readers of NAHC Report are well aware that home health and hospice face a critical shortage of caregivers in the years to come. (See HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE for examples of previous coverage of this issue.) However, new information indicates this looming shortage could be even worse than previously believed – to the tune of millions of workers. A new…

What is the Home Care Workforce?

The home care workforce doubled from 2007 to 2017 to meet the rising demand for care in the home due to the “Silver Tsunami” of 10,000 people turning 65 ever day and the long-overdue, but still unfinished shift of resources from institutional settings to home-and-community-based settings. Over 2.1 million home care workers provide health care…

Health Care Jobs in the U.S. Hit New High

The health care sector of the American economy added 24,000 new jobs in April 2018 and now represents almost 11 percent of all U.S. jobs, an all-time high, according to a new survey from Altarum. The 24,000 new jobs are a bit down from a monthly average of 25,500 new jobs per month over the…

Report: Massive Home Health Aide Shortage by 2025

No home health insiders will be surprised to learn that the industry faces a shortage of workers in the future, if not the present, but a new report from Mercer indicates the shortage will be far more acute than many feared. Half of the top ten jobs expected to grow fastest over the next decade…

Home Health Jobs are Among the Toughest to Fill

Half of the ten toughest jobs to fill in the United States in 2018 are in the health care industry, with home health aide finishing in the top five and also featuring the highest growth outlook through 2026, according to a new report from CareerCast. The staggering growth rates forecasted for these jobs tells the…