The Growing Demand for Home Support Workers

Define the reasons for the growing demand for home support workers and propose government policies that can increase the supply.

One Canadian planning agency is trying to predict the demand for and supply of home care workers. Home support workers (HSWs) are those caregivers who provide personal care and do light housekeeping and meal preparation for people in their homes who are no longer able to do so themselves. Approximately 1.2 million people in Canada employ home care workers, and the demand for these workers will grow. List all the reasons why the demand for healthcare workers will increase and the reasons why supply will decrease. What can governments do to increase the supply? What can employers do?