Health Care Jobs to Increase 34% by 2020 – Show Me the Money?
The article states that they will be 712,000 more registered nurses, 706,000 home health aides and 607,000 personal care aides. If these numbers are accurate, there is going to be a monumental increase in assistance for those living in their own homes.
It is my opinion that most of these jobs will be paid for by the person needing the service.
Despite the average US citizen’s perception of the health care system in Canada being free, more and more services are being reduced by both the Federal and Provincial governments.
What we are facing is increased demand for home health care products and services and a major shift from Government pay to Private Pay in the coming years.
It seems as if there is almost a potential merging of the Canadian and US approach to health care that is being driven by lack of government funds in both countries that is being driven by demographic realities.