Direct-Care Workers at a Glance
Direct-care workers provide an estimated 70 to 80 percent of the paid hands-on services and supports received by persons with disabilities or chronic care needs. These workers help consumers bathe, dress, and eat, among other daily tasks. They are a lifeline for those they serve, as well as for families struggling to provide quality care. Click here for a pictograph of key statistics of this large and fast-growing workforce.