Topics: Data Visualization, Rural Health, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply
Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
Personal Care Aides (PCAs) play a vital role in ensuring people with disabilities can remain in their homes and communities. PCAs provide essential services for people with self-care disabilities (eg, difficulty dressing, bathing, and running errands) and yet are not sufficiently available where there are higher numbers of people with self-care disabilities.
This StoryMap online resource explores where people with disabilities who need help with self-care and daily activities live, and compare that to where PCAs are located. This will help to better understand if there are enough PCA workers available where they are needed.