Executive Director at Genetic Health Rx in Lakeville, Minnesota
According to Sue Haglind, president of the Home Care Association of America, there are two primary reasons for the current shortage of home health aides. "The first is that our population is aging, and as people age, they generally require more care," she explains. "The second reason is that more people are walking away from this field than ever before." This is due to a variety of factors, including low pay and poor working conditions. In addition, the recent outbreak of Covid-19 has resulted in even greater health concerns and work restrictions for those employed in this industry. As a result, there is an increasing need for qualified individuals to fill the role of home health aide.