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Home Care Labor Shortage 2019: Workforce Shortages Imminent As Aging Population Drives Demand

  • ID: 4806920
  • Report
  • July 2019
  • Region: Global
  • Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA)

As the U.S. population ages, significant workforce shortages are expected for in-home health care.

This 2019 chartbook examines trends in the home care labor market and future projections for workers within this important segment of the healthcare industry.

  • Over 4 million individuals are served by home health per day.
  • Nearly a quarter of the U.S. population is projected to be age 65+ in 2060.
  • The workforce gap for home health aides projected to reach nearly a half million by 2025.


Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Significant Workforce Shortages Expected
  • Aging Population Drives Demand
  • Employment Opportunities for Caregivers Expected To Surge
  • Home Care Is The Preferred Setting For Patients
  • Cost Of Care For Aging Population
  • Medicare Is The Primary Payer For Home Care
  • High Turnover Is A Top Challenge
  • Appendix