Friday, August 1, 2008

PHI's National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce

“There were approximately 2.5 million direct-care workers in the U.S. in 2003, and another 800,000 jobs are expected to open up over the next ten years as the population ages.” -PHI

PHI's National Clearinghouse on the Direct Care Workforce is an organization which provides resources to help address the problem of a shortage of workers in the field of long term care. The clearinghouse offers a library that includes fact sheets, a variety of reports, new briefs and more. These materials breech all aspects of caregiving, including recruitment, training, workplace politics and practical how to guides.

This organization also offers resources for direct care workers, including job listings, links to online communities and even information about unions. Personal testimonials of direct care workers are portrayed, as well as profiles of organizations that have successfully retained and recruited long term care workers.

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