Frustration. Sadness. Anger. Fear. Like they’re about to fall off a cliff. These are some of the emotions that people who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) receiving supports are experiencing, due to the statewide direct support professional (DSP) workforce crisis. Simply put, there aren’t enough caregivers, and many of the good ones are fleeing for better paid positions.
Did you know that there is currently a workforce crisis in the Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities field?
It's increasingly hard to hire and keep great care providers. Throughout Oregon, customers are dealing with increasingly high turnover. Staff are dealing with too much overtime and not enough training or resources.