Biweekly Briefing Articles

5 Things To Know: Senior Care Workforce Crisis in San Diego and Imperial Counties

The senior care industry in the San Diego County and Imperial County region is facing an urgent crisis as the aging population rapidly grows. Currently, facilities can only accommodate 8% of all seniors in San Diego County and 3% in Imperial County. Compounding this shortage is employers’ limited ability to meet the expanding demand for senior care workers, which current training programs in the region will need to address. 

In an effort to support the region with these challenges, the San Diego & Imperial Center of Excellence commissioned a study to evaluate workforce needs. The research team produced a report that analyzed traditional labor market information to identify employment trends and conducted a survey of 342 current and former senior care workers.