Personal Care Assistance in Rural America

Author: Rayna A Sage, PhD | Lillie Greiman, MA | Susan Chapman, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN | Laura Wagner, PhD, RN, FAAN | Timothy Bates, MPP | Ari Lissau

Topics: Data Visualization, Rural Health, Workforce Demand, Workforce Supply

Research Center: UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care

July 26, 2021

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.

View the StoryMap
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