Vermont's Direct-Care Workforce - State Facts
PHI Northern New England. (2009, March). Vermont's Direct-Care Workforce - State Facts. Vermont: .
Vermont's direct-care workers are the state's frontline paid caregivers who provide daily living services and supports to older persons, people living with disabilities, those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and people with chronic care needs. Direct-care workers are offi cially counted as Personal and Home Care Aides; Home Health Aides; and Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants.
Helping their clients bathe, dress, and eat, among other daily activities, these workers are employed in a range of eldercare and disability service programs and settings, including the consumer's home or workplace, nursing facilities, and community-based residential settings ranging from group homes to assisted living facilities.
This fact sheet looks at:
- Why are direct-care jobs important for Vermont's economy?
- What are the labor market challenges for Vermont's eldercare/disability services employers?