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Home Care Workers Want to Leave Jobs Despite High Satisfaction

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:13 PM

Home health care agencies in Massachusetts are replacing 15 workers on average, every three months, according to a new report from the Home Care Aide Council. The study also found that many workers might be leaving despite feeling high job satisfaction.

Agencies hire an average of 18 new home care aides per quarter, meaning their net gain of staff is only three people. That turnover can have a tremendous business impact on providers, particularly during a period of high demand for in-home care services and a shortage of qualified workers.

Associations like the Home Care Aide Council, are hoping that sharing facts and figures on the workforce reality of home care can lead to higher reimbursement rates, which could help support better pay.

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