Safe, reliable home care is often a challenge to put in place, and perhaps the weakest link in the chain is the home care worker. She (the majority of such providers are women) is usually poorly paid, with few benefits and an often uncertain work schedule. It’s a tough way to make a living. The combination of ever-increasing demand for such workers and the 50% yearly turnover rate in the industry could lead to disaster in coming years, as more and more patients and families look to avoid institutions and age in the community but need home care assistance to do so. In some states, higher minimum wages and a union workforce is changing the situation- and that’s a win-win for workers and patients. Because in order for home care to work, we need a trained and loyal workforce. To understand the complexities of this dynamic, Read Here.