Home Health Aide Shortage Could Affect Future of Senior Care: Home Health Aide Shortage Could Affect Future of Senior Care
By Sarah Stevenson on September 3, 2012
Tomorrow’s seniors may be on the verge of a home health care crisis, reports the Associated Press. How can home care agencies attract enough workers to serve the growing senior population?
Home Health Aide Assists with Senior Care
Photo credit: Associated Press
With growing numbers of baby boomers getting older, the need for home health care workers is expected to soar over the next decade. But when the median pay for home care aides is comparable to that earned by fast-food workers, and nearly half of home care workers live at or below the poverty line, it may end up being difficult to fill those jobs. And that’s going to be tough for the seniors who rely on health aides to get through the day.