For caregivers working for family or friends, or related workers, remaining a direct care worker after the index work experience (IWE) depends on personal dynamics and caregiver characteristics.
The present study explores characteristics of related workers who continue in direct care work (Stayers) and those who stop (Leavers). Study participants were 383 related workers of which 203 were Leavers and 180 were Stayers. Interviews were conducted via telephone. Data analysis included logistic regression.
Outreach efforts may increase the numbers of related workers who choose to remain in the direct care workforce after caring for friends and family.