Home Health, Nursing, and Personal Care Aides

As our population ages and more people require long-term or in-home care, Healthforce Center researchers are seeking to define and understand this critical component of the health care workforce.

Publications

Personal Care Aides: Assessing Self-Care Needs and Worker Shortages in Rural Areas

Previous research has documented shortages of personal care aides who provide Medicaid home and community-based services, but there are few...

It's a Human Connection: Paid Caregiving in Rural America

Personal Care Aides (PCAs) are vital to the well-being of people with disabilities yet there are shortages of these workers in many parts of the...

Personal Care Assistance in Rural America

PCAs provide essential services for people with self-care disabilities (eg, difficulty dressing, bathing, and running errands) and yet are not...

The Role of Schedule Volatility in Home Health Nursing Turnover

Despite considerable research on nursing turnover, few studies have considered turnover among nurses working in home health care.