Table 1

Safe home care survey population characteristics

All aides, n=1249Agency-hired aides, n=634Client-hired aides, n=615
nPer centnPer centnPer cent
 Not reported272152122
 Not reported401030
 Born in US765613605740566
 Born outside US462372584120433
 Not reported22216361
 American Indian/Alaskan native603030
 Not reported18815811310717
Hispanic/Latino ethnicity
 Not reported524325203
Preferred language
Occupation (usual)†‡
 Personal care attendant53943721146776
 Home health aide36029271438914
 Personal care homemaker358292433811519
 Certified nursing assistant11297412386
 Hospice aide333203132
Any home care relevant professional certification§800645729022837
Tenure with current employer
 <2 years369291722719732
 2–9 years608492754333354
 ≥10 years22618164266210
 Not reported464234234
Measures of work load (mean, SD, IQR)
Visits in the past week9.6, 9.7, 3–1313.4, 10.5, 6–205.6, 7.0, 1–7
Hours worked per week in home care25.5, 15.3, 15–3025.8, 14.0, 15–3025.3, 16.7, 15–30
  • *Includes the following languages: Portuguese, Cape Verdean Creole, Haitian Creole, Cambodian, Vietnamese.

  • †The survey question was: What occupation do you do most of the time in home care?

  • ‡Numbers sum to more than 100% because respondents could give multiple answers.

  • §Includes Certified Home Health Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Certified Homemaker, Certified Hospice Aide.