Aged care workers in home support and aged residential care love their work but are concerned about the pressures of their work and the low pay. AUT researcher Dr Ravenswood describes the typical aged care worker as “female, aged over 45 and is the main earner for her family but she earns $15 or less per hour”. The Auckland University of Technology report on the 2014 Aged Care Workforce Survey was released on 28th April and  is available on the AUT website to download.