Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute: California Direct Care Workforce Fact Sheet

California is home to the largest direct-care workforce in the country. Each day, over a half million personal attendants, home health aides, and nursing aides provide essential daily living services and supports to persons with disabilities and chronic care needs, including elders and those with physical or intellectual and developmental disabilities

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The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI), with support from The SCAN Foundation, presents a fact sheet addressing critical issues surrounding the direct care workforce of California. Each day, more than a half million personal attendants, home health aides, and nursing aides provide essential daily living services and supports to persons with disabilities and chronic care needs, including the elderly.
This fact sheet explores the demographics and growing demand for a highly trained direct care workforce to meet the current and future needs of older Californians and those with disabilities.