The American Home Care Association has created a guide that lists the most common jobs that might be on the chopping block, along with the specific benefits they provide, such as paid sick leave, health insurance, and child care.
The group, which was founded in 2010, is calling for Congress to pass the HOME Act, a $2.1 trillion bill that would overhaul the nation’s home care industry.
“We need a job for every American,” said Laura Gifford, an AHCA vice president.
“We can’t afford to have all the job losses that we see in the workforce.”
The American Homecare Association has a comprehensive list of the most commonly lost jobs.
According to the association, a home care worker could lose their job as soon as five years after starting work, and they could lose it as early as 10 years after that.
A caretaker, a nurse practitioner, or a home health aide could also lose their jobs in a matter of months, as could a home nurse, who may have a job that pays more than $60,000 a year.
While some of the jobs are in high demand, many of them aren’t, experts say.
A home health care aide who had a job as a home caregiver is likely to have a lower salary than one who is an office nurse.
And while some of these jobs are still important to many Americans, experts worry that many of the best jobs are at risk.
“Many of the top jobs in home care are in critical need,” said Giffords.
“There’s a huge shortage of people who can actually do the work.
We need a lot more of them.”
The AHCAs list also includes tips on how to find the right home care provider, including how to get the right type of home care experience, how to hire a home aide, and how to navigate a state of emergency.
The AHA is working with organizations and communities to promote the skills that are needed in home health.
“The work of home health is so important for so many people,” said AHC president Amy Giffard.
“That’s why we’re calling for a legislative fix for the home care workforce.”