Posts Tagged Put People First

Give America’s caregivers a break

LA Times Editorial Board, August 2, 2013 Personal-care aides who help cook, clean and bathe the elderly and disabled often labor in conditions that would not be tolerated in any other industry. In the next two decades about 78 million baby boomers in the U.S. will turn 65. As they age, a portion of them will be cared for by their families, and others will no doubt enter facilities for the elderly. But many will rely on a growing cadre of domestic in-home workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the demand for the kind of personal-care aides who […]

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Where’s the raise for in-home health care?

By Patricia Carter, Bakersfield Californian, 6/26/13 Erin is attempting to take online courses because she wants to be a contributing citizen once again. This wouldn’t be possible in a convalescent home. With the help of IHSS, she is able to live at home surrounded by the support and love of her family and caretaker.  Read more

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