Home Health Care Workers: Immigrants Can Help Care for an Aging U.S. Population

May 28, 2021 | by
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As the U.S. population ages, home health care workers are projected to be the third fastest-growing occupation. Immigrants accounted for 25% of personal care aides and 38% of home health aides. They have proven to be essential but often overlooked health care workers.

The focus of this paper is to provide background on the crisis, highlight the home health care industry, and offer some recommendations on how to mitigate against labor shortages and secure the needed home health care services for the aging U.S. population.