California’s direct care workforce

January 2, 2023

While a well-supported direct care workforce is essential to caring for California’s aging population, experts predict a shortage of 600,000 to 3.2 million workers by 2030. California is currently investing in the direct care workforce in a variety of ways – yet confusion remains about who these workers are, what they do (including similarities and differences across job categories), why this work matters, and how state initiatives seek to address current workforce challenges. A detailed ‘Issue Brief’ and a short, high-level ‘Quick Reference Guide’ provide accessible overviews of these critical issues. Read the full article.