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22% of Home Care Workers Targets of Verbal, Physical Abuse

Posted on Monday, June 17, 2019 3:36 AM

The in-home care industry is constantly plagued with high turnover, a new study gives some insight as to why that may be.

A recent study published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Journal, showed that 22% of home care workers are victims of verbal and/or physical abuse. 

“Among the 22%, 51% of home care workers reported experiencing more than one type of verbal abuse, with 5% experiencing four types.  

Home care workers participating in the study reported experiencing physical abuse much less frequently — at 7.5% of the time. Caregivers who faced verbal abuse were 11 times more likely to face physical abuse than workers who had not been verbally assaulted.”

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