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Understanding Direct Care Workers: A Snapshot of Two of America's Most Important Jobs -- Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides

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This chart book highlights findings from two new federally sponsored national surveys: the 2004 National Nursing Assistant Survey and the 2007 National Home Health Aide Survey. Both surveys represent a major advance in the data available about two of America’s most important jobs -- certified nursing assistants working in nursing homes and home health aides work in home health and hospice care settings. The chart book is intended to help multiple audiences understand these jobs, issues, and challenges; and establish useful benchmarks as goals toward which improvement efforts might aspire. [70 PDF pages]