In 2017, PHI began identifying the most pressing policy issues facing direct care workers.
Our research, unique industry expertise, and partnerships with state and national leaders aptly
position us to address a worsening concern: direct care workers are walking away from
this sector at a time when we need critical supports to age in our homes and communities.
In turn, families and the agencies that serve them are left with few options.
60 CAREGIVER ISSUES. ONE IDEA AT A TIME.
Recognizing a growing workforce shortage among our nation’s home
care aides, nursing aides, and
personal care aides, as well as the
need to provide quality care to a
rapidly growing population of older
people and people with disabilities,
PHI launched a national campaign:
60 Caregiver Issues.
Over the course of two years,
PHI will release a new issue every 2-3 weeks, inspiring policy makers and
long-term care leaders to pinpoint
what needs to be done to remedy
this shortage and create a vibrant,
sustainable system of long-term care.
Our staff experts have the ideas.
What we need is your support.
PHI’s trainers, researchers, and policy experts bring decades
of experience in workforce, aging, and long-term care. To inform the ideas,
PHI will also partner with respected thought leaders nationwide.
MariaElena Del Valle
Cean C. Eppelheimer
Renya Larson, PCC
Susan R. Misiorski
Kezia Scales, PhD
Jodi M. Sturgeon
Daniel R. Wilson
PHI works to transform eldercare and disability services. We foster dignity, respect, and independence for all who receive care, and all who provide it. As the nation’s leading authority on the direct care workforce, PHI promotes quality direct care jobs as the foundation for quality care. Drawing on 25 years of experience working side-by-side with direct care workers and their clients in cities, suburbs, and small towns across America, PHI offers all the tools necessary to create quality jobs and provide quality care. PHI’s trainers, researchers, and policy experts work together to:
• Learn what works and what doesn’t
in meeting the needs of direct care workers and their clients, in a variety
of long-term care settings;
• Implement best practices through hands-on coaching, training, and consulting, to help long-term care providers deliver high-quality care;
• Support policymakers and
advocates in crafting evidence-based policies to advance quality care
This campaign is made possible through the generous support of the Woodcock Foundation.
By 2024, we will need 5 million paid caregivers
to care for our loved ones.
we have 60 ıdeas to get us there
TRAINING and ADVANCED ROLES
BECAUSE A GOOD JOB SHOULD LEAD
TO A GREAT CAREER.
facts and trends
good data tells a story.
ıt says: here’s the truth, look closely.
STORIES FROM THE FIELD
MEET THE PEOPLE AND PROVIDERS
WHO CARE FOR OUR FAMILIES.
THE FUTURE OF LONG-TERM CARE
EVERYTHING SHIFTS. THE FUTURE BELONGS
TO THOSE WHO ENVISION IT.
IMAGINE IF CAREGIVING PAID THE BILLS AND
OFFERED A HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE.
© PHI 2017
Join our campaign and we’ll email you every few weeks when we release a new issue.